Broker

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  • Official Trailer

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Synopsis

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.

Cast

  • Kang-ho Song
  • Bae Doona
  • Ji-eun Lee
  • Dong-won Gang

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Metacritic

75
Jan 19, 2023

With a less probing screenplay and an amplification of the manipulative elements, Broker could have been a generic melodrama. However, Kore-eda strives for something more thought-provoking.

Metacritic review by James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
75
Jan 2, 2023

Broker is definitely a slow burn that can feel a bit repetitive at times, though the introduction of Hae-jin (Im Seung-soo) as an 8-year-old orphan with Premier League dreams helps get the film over a meandering hump.

Lindsey Bahr
The Associated Press
83
Jun 1, 2022

Broker marks a thematic continuation of career-length fascination with alternative families and the legal, social, and philosophical values that paint such complicated ethical portraits of them. The director still has plenty to say, and does so quite eloquently.

Metacritic review by Luke Hicks
Luke Hicks
The Film Stage