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Director(s)Hirokazu Kore-eda
Writer(s)Hirokazu Kore-eda
CountrySouth Korea, Japan
Running Time2HR 9MINS
Extra InfoEnglish subtitles
SeasonMain Programme

The highly-anticipated new film from the critically acclaimed director Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters), Broker is a deeply moving, funny and original road movie about the family you choose along the way.

On a rainy night in Busan, So-young (Lee ‘IU’ Ji-eun) 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 (Parasite’s Song Kang-ho) 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 (Gang Dong-won) 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 (Bae Doona and Lee Joo-young) who are determined to stop them.

"One of the year's most delightful films - ★★★★★" - BBC Culture

Content warning: moderate sex references, references to sexual violence, strong language. See the BBFC website for more information.

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