MARATHON (말아톤, Ma-ra-ton)
Director: CHUNG Yoon-chul
Starring: CHO Seung-woo, KIM Mi-suk, LEE Gi-yeong
2005 | 117 minutes | Korean with English Subtitles
Based on the true story of an autistic marathon runner, Marathon follows the relationship between Cho-won, an autistic boy who develops passion and solace in long-distance running, and Kyong-sook, his highly protective and supportive mother. At its core, the film is a traditional underdog story but with it’s honest approach to autism and highly inspirational story, Marathon still manages to deliver a meaningful message through the depiction of each character’s uplifting highs and dramatic lows.