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.

Title: De marathon
Year: 2012
Duration : 1 hour, 50 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2013

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Gouden Kalf winner

UPC Gouden Kalf voor de Beste Publieksfilm (2013)
Diederick Koopal
Beste Vrouwelijke Bijrol (2013)
Georgina Verbaan

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Acteur (2013)
Stefan de Walle
Beste Mannelijke Bijrol (2013)
Martin van Waardenberg

Other awards

Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm) (2012)
Prijs v.d. Nederlandse Filmkritiek (2013)

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