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Broker (2023)

Opens on January 13

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda Run Time: 129 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Bae Doona, Gang Dong-won, IU, Lee Joo-young, Song Kang-ho

Country: South Korea
Language: Korean

About the film:

2022 Cannes Film Festival, Ecumenical Jury Award and Best Actor Award (Song Kang-ho)

Boxes are left out for people to anonymously drop off their unwanted babies, and two brokers sell the orphaned infants to affluent couples who can’t have children of their own. After one infant’s mother returns 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.

About the filmmaker:

Hirokazu Kore-Eda is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor. He began his career in television and has since directed more than a dozen feature films, including Nobody Knows (2004), Still Walking (2008), After the Storm (2016), The Truth (2019), and his award-winning first foray into Korean cinema, Broker (2023). He won the Jury Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival for Like Father, Like Son, and the Palme d’Or in 2018 for Shoplifters, which went on to earn an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

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