Presented by Nongshim America INC

Quebec premiere
Selection 2023

The Childe

Directed by Park Hoon-jung



Park Hoon-jung


Park Hoon-jung


Kim Seon-ho, Kang Tae-ju, Kim Kang-woo, Go Ara


Well Go USA

South Korea 2023 118 mins OV Korean Subtitles : English
Genre ThrillerAction

To say that Marco didn't have it easy would be an understatement. Born to a Korean father he doesn't know and a seriously ill Filipina mother, he fights in underground boxing rings and has to interact with organized crime in the dark, grimy corners of the Philippines to survive. To gain support for his mother, Marco seeks out his father, who suddenly appears and offers to take them to Korea to meet him. With Marco at last be able to breathe a sigh of relief? Not at all, quite the opposite, as he finds himself hunted down by an unstoppable assassin, a racist half-brother with the family fortune in his gun sights, and a mysterious woman who seems to have been following him for some time. In an unfamiliar and hostile environment, he'll have to use all his survival instincts to escape the numerous threats pursuing him relentlessly. Good luck, Marco!

Rousing, violent, and never giving the viewer a moment's rest, THE CHILDE, by director and screenwriter Park Hoon-jung (NEW WORLD) could be the most insane action film of the year! Fueled by pure adrenaline and black humour, Park pulls out all the stops as our poor protagonist is confronted by larger-than-life characters, including a prolific professional killer worthy of the T-1000 from TERMINATOR 2, who toys with his prey like a child with its food. THE CHILDE often flirts with a comic-book flavour, so much so that its cast delivers unrestrained performances during incredible sequences that defy the laws of physics, and have loads of fun with the playful dialogue. This dark thriller needs to be on your summer list, if you don't want to end up hounded by regret at having missed such a spectacle with the most dynamic crowd in the world! – Translation: Rupert Bottenberg