[Beu-ro-keo], direted by Hirokazu Koreeda, South Korea 2021, 129'
- Sang-hyun (Song Kang-Ho) and his friend Dong-soo (Gang Dong-Won) live modestly, running a small laundry and working at the parsonage. One torrential night, a newborn appears in the baby hatch. Convinced that no one will come forward to claim the abandoned boy, Sang-hyun and Dong-soo plan to sell him to a couple who cannot have children of their own. When everything seems settled, the baby’s mother unexpectedly turns up.
- The young woman discovers their plan and wants to inform the police. However, the kidnappers convince her that they want to find a loving home for little Woo-sung, so the woman decides to join them in search of new parents. It soon turns out two police officers are following them. Along the way, deeply hidden secrets come to light. It transpires that everyone has something on their conscience…
- Broker is a wonderfully tender story, asking questions about ethics, freedom of choice, money, family and how to find love in this crazy mess called life. Known from the sensational Parasite, Song Kang-Ho won the Palme d’Or for Best Actor for his performance in Broker at the Cannes Festival 2022.