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"Marathon" sweeps South Korea's most prestigious film awards

2005/07/09 Source

The tale of an autistic teenager who finds happiness in running marathons was chosen as this year's best movie at South Korea's most prestigious film awards, grabbing awards in a total of six categories.

"Marathon" was given the best picture award at the 42nd Daejong (Grand Bell) Film Festival.

Starring actor Cho Seung-woo, the film won the best actor award, with Chung Yoon-chul also chosen as the best first-time director.

The film also received the best screenplay, best music direction and best production planning awards.

The best director award went to Song Hae-seong for "Rikidozan", a story about a Korean who became a Japanese pro-wrestling legend widely known as Rikidozan among his Japanese fans.

Kim Hye-soo picked up the best actress prize for her role as a woman with a borderline personality disorder in "Faceless Beauty", a thriller about the love between the woman and her perverted psychiatrist.

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