We’re big fans of Hirokazu Koreeda here at Little White Lies, and his latest dramedy Broker is no exception. Song Kang-ho stars as Ha Sang-hyeon, a laundrette owner who has a shady side business: together with his partner Dong-soo (Gang Dong-won) they occasionally steal infants left in a local church baby box and sell them to couples looking to adopt a child. Their operation is threatened when new mother Moon So-young (Lee Ji-eun) returns after leaving her baby and catches onto their scheme. Together they set off on a road trip to interview prospective parents for Moon’s baby, with detective Soo-jin (Bae Doona) hot on their tail.
What sounds like the premise for a crime thriller is, in fact, a masterfully-executed comedy-drama in Koreeda’s hands, investigating the pressure of motherhood, societal inequality, and what truly makes a family. To celebrate the forthcoming UK and Irish release of Broker, we’re excited to launch Picturehouse’s exclusive illustrated poster for the film by Klaus Kremmerz, which captures key moments in loving detail.
With standout performances (Song Kang-ho won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival) and a whole lot of heart, you can check out the trailer for Broker below. This is one you’ll want to pack your tissues for.
Broker will be in UK and Irish cinemas on February 24th
Published 11 Jan 2023
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