Champ (2011 film)

Champ (Korean챔프; RRChampeu) is 2011 South Korean film is about a former horse jockey who became blind after losing his wife in an accident, but now gets a second chance with the help of his daughter and an injured horse.[2]

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Theatrical poster
Revised RomanizationChampeu
Directed byLee Hwan-kyung
Written byLee Hwan-kyung
Kim Young-seok
Kim Hwang-sung
Produced byKim Min-ki
Lee Myung-sook
Lee Sang-hoon
Kim Min-guk
Lim Hee-chul
Chung Jae-seung
Heo Chang
Kim Sang-eun
StarringCha Tae-hyun
Kim Su-jung
Yu Oh-seong
Park Ha-sun
CinematographyLee Sang-gak
Edited byKim So-yeon
Choi Jae-geun
Music byLee Dong-jun
Daemyung Culture Factory
Vantage Holdings
Jidam Inc. (formerly Yein Culture)
CL Entertainment
Distributed byShowbox/Mediaplex
Release date
  • September 7, 2011 (2011-09-07)
Running time
133 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box officeUS$3,232,193[1]


Two damaged souls race together for the race of their lifetime. Horse jockey Seung-ho loses his wife in a fatal car accident. The accident also leaves him practically blind. No longer able to work, he leads an aimless life with his little daughter. Things take turn for the worse when he loses all his savings after trying to cheat at the horse track and flees to a remote ranch in Jeju Island. There he meets a violent and limping horse named Woo-bak and he trains the horse for racing. Against all odds, Seung-ho and Woo-bak finish first in the preliminaries but when Seung-ho's blindness is discovered by the officials, they're disqualified from the finals. Woo-bak rejects all other jockeys and waits for Seung-ho to come back. The limping horse and his blind jockey bet everything to race one last time.


Box officeEdit

The film was released in South Korea on September 7, 2011. The film grossed US$765,803 on its opening weekend, ranking at number 6 with 112,513 admissions.[3][4] In total the film grossed US$3,232,193 and had 535,766 admissions nationwide.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Champ (2011)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  2. ^ Sung, So-young; Song, Yoon-soo (26 August 2011). "Adorable scene stealers nose their way onto screen". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  3. ^ "South Korea Box Office: September 9–11, 2011". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  4. ^ "Korean Box Office: September 9–11, 2011". Hancinema. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  5. ^ "South Korea Box Office: September 30–October 2, 2011". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  6. ^ "Korean Box Office: November 4–6, 2011". Hancinema. Retrieved 2014-09-20.

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