The Childe Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

The Childe

June 21, 2023
1hr 58min
Status: released

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The Childe Movie Details:

Literal meaningScion
Revised RomanizationGwigongja
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Release dateJune 21, 2023
Running time1hr 58min
StarringPark Hoon-Jung
Directed by Park Hoon-Jung
Written byPark Hoon-jung
Produced byKim Woo-taek
Jang Kyung-ik (EP)
Park Hoon-jung (EP)
Cinematography by Shin Tae-ho
Kim Hong-mok
Lee Teo
Edited by Jang Lae-won
Music byMowg
Production CompanySageumwol Film (Goldmoon Film)
Distributor Next Entertainment World

The Childe Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Kim Seon-ho as Nobleman (Gwigongja), an unidentified pursuer who turns Marco’s surroundings into a mess.
  • Kang Tae-joo as Marco Han, a Kopino boxer.
  • Kim Kang-woo as Han Yi-sa, a second-generation conglomerate client.
  • Go Ara as Yoon-ju, a mysterious woman.
  • Lee Ki-young as Kim Seon-saeng, a man who runs a center for Kopino.
  • Heo Joon-seok as Andrew Kang (Kang Woon-seok), Han Yi-sa’s lawyer
  • Justin John Harvey as a Western man who gives Marco an offer he can’t refuse.
  • Jeong Ra-el as Han Ga-young, Yi-sa’s younger sister.
  • Choi Jung-woo as Chairman Han[unreliable source?]
  • Caroline Magbojos as Marco’s Mother
  • Kim Ho-jun as bodyguard


The story follows a man born to a Korean father and a Filipino mother who aspires to be a boxer. He travels to the Philippines hoping to track down his father, and in the process, he gets mixed up with some bad people.

The Childe Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

Worldwide CollectionUS$5.9 million

About The Childe Movie:

The Childe (Korean: 귀공자; Hanja: 貴公子; MR: Gwigongja; lit. Nobleman) is a South Korean neo-noir action thriller film directed by Park Hoon-jung, starring Kim Seon-ho and Kang Tae-Joo in his film debut and also Kim Kang-woo, and Go Ara.

The first script reading was held on December 3, 2021, and filming began on December 10, 2021.

The film’s shooting locations were in Jangseong, Gokseong, Jeju Island, and overseas.

The film’s originally titled Sad Tropic on November 30, 2022, the movie distributor Next Entertainment World announced the new title as The Childe and shared that the featured film was planned to be released in 2023.

The film marks Kim Seon-ho and Kang Tae-joo’s film debut.

On 17 May 2023 Screendaily reported that The Childe was sold to several international distributors including Well Go USA (North America), MovieCloud (Taiwan), Sahamongkolfilm International (Thailand), Laon Company+ (the Philippines), Encore Inflight, and Clover Films (Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, East Timor, Hong Kong, and Macau).

The Childe was released theatrically on June 21, 2023, in South Korea and Taiwan, as well as in the Philippines on July 5th and Thailand on July 27th.