Many people pick ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ as the best K-drama in 2022.
The audience loved watching Woo Young-woo, a rookie attorney with autism spectrum disorder, communicating with the world in her own way.
If you enjoyed watching it, here is a Korean movie that you might want to check out.
Released on 2005, the movie ‘말아톤’, based on a true story, talks about a 20-year-old man Yoon Cho-won, with autism spectrum disorder who loves running a marathon, and his mother who takes care of him.
Cho-won has a 5-year-old intelligence but he’s exceptional in running a marathon. The movie does an excellent job describing how Cho-won communicates with society through a marathon.
When the movie was released, many people believed that the director casted an actor with real autistic disorder. Cho Seung-woo, who played the main character, was that good in acting.
A marathon is written as 마라톤 in Korean.
But why is the title spelled as ‘말아톤’?
It was referenced from the story that the main character wrote ‘말아톤’ in his ‘to-do list’ in his diary.