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Broker

Dir: Hirokazu Koreeda
Cast: Song Kang-ho, Dong-won Gang, Bae Doona
129mins   2022   South Korea | Japan   12A   Korean    Subtitled   

On a rainy night in Busan, So-young 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 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 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 who are determined to stop them.

'Miraculous in its sensitivity, asking questions about issues of ethics, of choice, of money, and murder, and family, and how to find love in all this sorry mess' - Ella Kemp, indieWire