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  • Movie: Marathon
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Jan 27, 2005
  • Duration: 1 hr. 55 min.
  • Rating: G - All Ages

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  • Score: 8.5 (scored by 391 users)
  • Ranked: #346
  • Popularity: #3013
  • Watchers: 1,027

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Kyung Sook finds out that her son Cho Won is autistic and feels devastated. But she firmly believes that there is something Cho Won can do very well. Kyung Sook and a former champion marathoner Jeong Wook see Cho Won's potential as a marathoner, and Cho Won's assiduous training continues.
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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jan 27, 2005
  • Duration: 1 hr. 55 min.
  • Score: 8.5 (scored by 391 users)
  • Ranked: #346
  • Popularity: #3013
  • Rating: G - All Ages

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NewKDramaAddict
11 people found this review helpful
Aug 25, 2013
Completed 1
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
I think this movie will represent a truly realistic vision into the life of a family dealing with autism. Here is a Mother who works tirelessly to give her son a purpose in life. I read somewhere that people wondered if Cho-Won’s mother’s insistence in her son running in a marathon was more for her sake or for his. At one time in the movie, she questions whether or not she is pushing him into it for selfish reasons.

However, at the beginning of the movie, Cho Won’s mother made a statement where she wanted him to have self worth. I think in her pursuit of this, she kind of lost her purpose and doubted her reasons. Me, personally, I applaud her for doing it.

The acting by the leads, Kim Mi Sook and Cho Seung Woo was outstanding. The attention to detail that not only Mi Sook focused on as the mother but Seung Woo as an autistic man was definitely believable.

No stone was left unturned; from Cho Won’s treatment by so-called normal people to the jealousy his brother had because of all the attention his brother got. I was glad they didn’t leave that out. I believe the actors spent a lot of time researching the subject as well as talking to the real life Mother and Son. Yes, this is a true story that reflects the life and accomplishments of not only the mother but the son, in his pursuit to run!

A great real-life story!!

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Bathon
5 people found this review helpful
Aug 26, 2017
Completed 1
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 10
The reason why I watched this movie because I loved Jo Seung-woo acting in the drama Secret Forest, and I decided to watch all his works and he did not disappoints me in this amazing movie.

I think that this movie is so underrated, the story and the acting is just perfect for me. I got a lot of goosebumps in a lot of the scenes that showed the innocence and purity of Cho-won (Jo Seung-woo). There is also a slight comedy element to the movie that made it really funny and light.

The director (Jeong Yoon-cheol ) did a great work for a debut work capturing the moments where Cho won was running and the background scenario with a beautiful music.

The movie had a deep message to all people who don't know about autism and how to deal with people who suffer from autism, for me it was really educated in some ways. I highly recommend it!

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