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De marathon - The Marathon

Feature film, 2012, 110 min.

Four blokes from Rotterdam have been working like brothers for years in the garage of one of them. When the fiscal worst comes to the worst, the quartet gets the brilliant idea to run the Rotterdam Marathon for financial sponsorship. The crippled garage hand Youssef assumes the role of team coach, whose only experience with sports is a game of cards. The comparison to All Stars is obvious, but in tone and sentiment this tragicomic debut by commercial maker Diederik Koopal is more closely related to The Full Monty.

won prizes

  • NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)
  • NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf
  • NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf Audience Award

other prizes

  • NL - NFF Dutch Film Critics Award
  • NL - Rembrandt Award (4)

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