Director: Hirokazu Koreeda (Shoplifters, After the Storm)
Starring: Song Kang-ho, Dong-won Gang, Bae Doona, Ji-eun Lee, Lee Joo-young
On a rainy night in Busan, So-young (Ji-eun Lee) leaves her baby Woo-sung outside a ‘baby box’, a safe place set up in Korean churches for new mothers to leave unwanted infants. Instead, he’s picked up by Sang-hyun (Parasite’s Song Kang-ho) who runs an unofficial adoption brokerage and plans to find him a new home.
So-young tracks down both Sang-hyun and his business partner Dong-soo (Gang Dong-won) and decides to join their pursuit (alongside a seven-year-old stowaway from a nearby orphanage), but as they search for Woo-sung’s new family, the unlikely group evolves into something of a family themselves – unaware they’re being tailed by two detectives (Doona Bae, Lee Joo-young) who are determined tostop them.
Heart-warming, funny and moving, Broker is the outstanding new film from Hirokazu Koreeda, the acclaimed director of Shoplifters.
“One of the year’s most delightful films.” ★★★★★ BBC Culture.
★★★★★ Movie Marker.
★★★★ The Times.
★★★★ Time Out.