De Marathon

Four middle-aged friends brotherly work together in Gerard’s garage in Rotterdam. Unfortunately business is not going too well. To save their garage, they need 40.000 euros fast. Junior employee Youssoef suggests that the four men should participate in the Rotterdam Marathon and find a sponsor. They agree and Youssoef becomes their coach. But initially the training sessions are a farce. The condition of the smoking, drinking, cake eating men, who play cards most of the day, is abominable. However, while training for the marathon, it becomes clear there is more at stake than just saving the garage.


Diederick Koopal

Martin van Waardenberg, Gerard Meuldijk

Maarten Swart, Hans de Weers, Reinout Oerlemans for Eyeworks Film & TV Drama © Hollands Licht

Inspire Pictures – Sim van Veen

Jeroen de Bruijn, NSC

Martin van Waardenberg, Stefan de Walle, Frank Lammers, Mimoun Oaissa, Marcel Hensema


Golden Film Award for + 100.000 admissions
2013 Golden Calf, Audience Award, Netherlands Film Festival
2013 Dutch Film Critics Award, Netherlands Film Festival
2013 Golden Calf Award, Best Supporting Actress, Netherlands Film Festival