- Japan Premiere
Director: Simon HUNG (洪昇揚)
2016｜Taiwan｜103min｜Language: Mandarin, Taiwanese｜Subtitles: Japanese, English, Mandarin
|3/4 (Sat)||21:00||Umeda Burg 7: Theater3|
|3/9 (Thu)||11:00||ABC Hall||◎|
- Darren WANG (王大陸)
Sean HUANG (黃遠)
Megan LAI (賴雅妍)
Kevin is a driven and dedicated high school student from a rough neighborhood in Taipei. Marathon running is his dream. He wants to join the school track team in which his older brother is the star but when he fails during a tryout all seems lost. Enter the team’s assistant coach, Ellie, who sees his potential and trains him on the side. The training is harsh but through it the two discover love. However, as they get closer shock incidents, illnesses and injuries affect Kevin and his family and separate him from Ellie. Only conquering the famous 10,000 Mile Silk Road Ultramarathon can save the day but can his dream of running rescue his relatives and rekindle his romance with Ellie?
“10,000 Miles” is loosely based on the life of the famous Taiwanese ultra marathon runner, Kevin Lin, who ran along the Silk Road in 2007. He joined the film as co-producer and reportedly subjected the actors to tough training.