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. (Source: KoBiz) Edit Translation
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Cast & Credits
- Jo Seung WooYoon Cho WonMain Role
- Kim Mi SookGyung Sook [Cho Won's mum]Main Role
- Lee Gi YoungSon Jung Wook [Cho Won's coach]Support Role
- Ahn Nae SangHee Geun [Cho Won's dad]Support Role
- Kim Do Young[Psychiatric doctor]Support Role
- Baek Sung HyunYun Jung Won [Cho Won's brother]Support Role
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!!