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Marathon Boy

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Synopsis

At three, Budhia Singh had already run six 13-mile half-marathons. Born into the slums of Bhubaneswar in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, Budhia's mother sold him to a peddler for 800 rupees. Not long after Biranchi Das, a judo teacher who also runs an orphanage, bought him back, and soon discovers Budhia's talent for running. But when Biranchi has the four year old Budhia run 42 miles, the debate begins: is he providing Budhia with a rare opportunity, or is he exploiting a boy too young to know what he really wants.

When the government gets involved the case becomes a political football, and rumours of vast sums of money attract gangsters eager to drive a wedge between Biranchi and Budhia. What starts out as a real Slumdog Millionaire turns into a the stuff of film noir, a tale of dreams, greed, and envy, with a child at its centre.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
98 mins
Format
HD
Director
Gemma Atwal 1st Feature
Producer
Alan Hayling
Executive Producer
Alan Hayling
Editor
Peter Haddon
Director of Photography
Matt Norman
Music
Garry Hughes
Principal Cast
Budhia Singh, Biranchi Das

Production Company

One Horse Town Productions
5 Downs Park West
Westbury Park
BRISTOL BS6 7QQ
UK

T 44 (0) 7870 603926

Renegade Pictures
Unit 5, 6 Erskine Road
LONDON NW3 3A
UK

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http://www.marathonboymovie.com