Broker

New York Times Critics' Pick
129 mins.
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
R
Korean with subtitles
2022
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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.


“BROKER doesn’t feel overplotted, overly cute or excessively melodramatic. Kore-Eda has an emotionally direct style, a way of fusing naturalism and fable that recalls the neorealist magic of Vittorio De Sica. His characters are silly, suffering, dignified creatures, on whom the audience’s sympathy descends like grace.” A.O. Scott. A New York Times Critic's Pick!