Five years after winning the Palme d’Or for Shoplifters, Academy award nominated filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda returns with Broker, starring Cannes Best actor winner Song Kang Ho (Parasite).

The film follows two brokers who sell orphaned infants, circumventing the bureaucracy of legal adoption, to affluent couples who can’t have children of their own. After an infant’s mother surprises the duo by returning to ensure her child finds a good home, the three embark on a journey to find the right couple, building an unlikely family of their own.

As often with Kore-eda’s pictures, Broker is about family, but it extends beyond that theme to talk about fundamental aspects of life — the need to belong, the hope of connecting with like-minded souls, and the desire to find a place called home.

Screen Daily

Broker keeps on getting funnier and knottier as secret motives are revealed, sympathies shift, mysteries deepen and dangers multiply. It is, on one level, a farcical crime caper, but it is so elegantly plotted that it never seems contrived.

BBC

Tickets
Genre
Best of the YearComedyDrama
Runtime 129 minutes
Rated 14A: coarse language
Directed By Hirokazu Kore-eda
Starring Song Kang-ho, Dong-won Gang, Bae Doona
Language Korean with English subtitles
Country
South Korea

Showtimes

Tue, Jan

(Today)
31
5:40 pm

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