After leaving her son in a Busan church’s “baby box”, young mother So-young has a change of heart. But her child has already been taken by a couple of makeshift “brokers” – Sang-hyun and Dong-soo – who try to sell babies to wealthy couples for money, and are also unknowingly under surveillance by two detectives. When So-young confronts the brokers, things take an unexpected turn, and she joins them on a road-trip to find the most suitable adoptive parents for her son.
Palme d’Or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters) returns with another exquisite drama exploring the meaning of family, this time set in Korea. Featuring a wonderful cast led by Parasite’s Song Kang-ho, Broker is charming, funny and bittersweet.
Festival & Awards
Winner – Best Actor, Cannes Film Festival 2022
Winner – Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Cannes Film Festival 2022
Toronto International Film Festival 2022
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2022
Belfast Film Festival 2022
“★ ★ ★ ★ ★ … one of the year’s most delightful films …an accessible, high-concept genre movie that brings to mind the Coen brothers and such crowd-pleasing indies as Little Miss Sunshine.”
– Nicholas Barber, BBC.com, Cannes Film Festival 2022
“★ ★ ★ ★ … Japanese humanist Hirokazu Koreeda’s first Korean-set film unfurls itself into another touching, wryly funny tale of surrogate families.”
– Phil de Semlyen, Time Out, Cannes Film Festival 2022
129 mins | South Korea | 2022 | Cert TBC
Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won, Lee Ji-eun, Bae Doona