Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Running Boy & Brokeback Mountain

Over the weekend after the 21km race, I took the opportunity to relax at home and decided to catch up with the number of DVDs that I bought from the Farn Parn shop near my office. I started off with a Korean movie ( which is based on a real life story in South Korea) with the title Running Boy (Marathon). This is also very timely after the race and hopefully inspire me to run a marathon. (since my last marathon was 15 years ago)

The movie is a story about a boy named Cho-won which is a lovely, normal looking child who likes chocolate cookies, noodles, sweet and sour pork and zebras. Finding out he is autistic, his mother kneels down before the burden of reality. However, his mother discovers his love for running, and begins to train him. 20 years later, Cho-won's intelligence is still that of a five-year-old boy. He farts everywhere, bows to his younger brother, and dances to music wherever he is. However, his mom dedicates herself to training him to accomplish a 'Sub-3-Hour,' which is completing a marathon below three hours, a dream for amateur runners.

And the story continues...............................................

This movie is
about the passion for running, in whatever condition you are and achieving what you set to achieve in a race. Very good movie and highly recommended.

The next movie is one that was highly talked about, directed by Ang Lee and nominated for The Oscar for Best Movie of the Year (but lost out to CRASH).

Set against the sweeping vistas of Wyoming and Texas, the film tells the story of two young men - a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy - who meet in the summer of 1963, and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.

Its about the life of bisexual where there are no differentiation of "1" and "0" or the "ying" and "yang", yet love is a natural force that drive deeper intimacy. This movie actually give us a good perspective of the needs of these group of people and they are still humane irregardless of what they do. Not that I support such relationship !!!

Another good movie not to be missed and highly recommended. Advise not to have children around while watching. There are definitely some watt tatt and nude scenes along the way.

Movie marathon over the weekend.


Chipmunkrock said...

oh must get hold of those 2 movies!

C-CUBE said...

yes for sure, dont miss it......