Welcome to our second installment of Saturday Korean Movie Marathons! This week our movie theme is "Nothing's impossible." All of these movies are based on true stories, and are about people who have achieved their dreams against all odds. These will make you cry, and will grab you by the heartstrings. So curl up and enjoy!
Take Off (국가대표) is partly based on the true story of the trials and triumphs of Korea's first national ski jumping team. As a small Korean town prepares for the Winter Olympics, a local committee realizes that, although they're preparing to host athletes from all over the world, they don't have a ski team of their own. Korea's first national ski team is born. Watch as the five men overcome their fears, and bring great pride to Korea as they compete. Take Off is not available to viewers in Korea, USA, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Turkey.
Malaton (말아톤) is an inspiring independent Korean movie based, in part, on the true story of a young marathon runner named Bae Hyong-Jin. Bae is a factory worker who ran his first marathon at age seventeen. While Bae's time in the race is nothing exceptional for marathon runners, it brings him great attention because Bae is autistic. Malaton is a compelling window into how Bae's autism affects his life, and family. Malaton is not available in Korea, USA, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand and France.
For Horowitz (호로비츠를 위하여 ) is about Kim Ji-su, a 31-year old single women who dreams of becoming a world famous pianist like her idol, Vladimir Horowitz. When her dreams are shattered, she continues to share her love of piano by teaching children. One of her students, Gyung-min, is a musical genius. But, as Kim prepares Gyung-min for competition, she learns that Gyung-min has a secret that will change her life forever. For Horowitz is not available to viewers in Korea, USA, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Thailand.
See you next Saturday for another Korean movie marathon!