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Broker: UK theatrical release

For those of you who missed it at the London Korean Film Festival last year (maybe you opted for The Fifth Thoracic Vertebra at the Genesis instead?) Broker is getting a theatrical release. A gentle drama that’s well worth a second watch.

Broker: UK theatrical release

Date: Friday 24 February - Thursday 9 March 2023
Venue:
Various venues

Tickets: Various | Screening details here
Broker - poster

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, Lee Joo-young) who are determined to stop them. Heartwarming, funny and moving, BROKER is the outstanding new film from Hirokazu Kore-eda, the acclaimed director of Shoplifters.

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