Five years after winning the Palme d’Or for Shoplifters, master Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda turns to South Korea for the first time for this drama starring Cannes-winning actor 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 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.” ~Nicholas Barber, BBC
“Absorbing and heartwarming, it’s easy to forget that this tender drama is about human trafficking.” ~Lana Murray, The Playlist