Broker by Hirokazu Kore-eda is at once a heartwarming cheeky road trip comedy and a heartbreaking drama about misunderstood misfits, continuing his exploration of the meaning of family that he began with his 2018 Palme d’Or-winning drama Shoplifters.
Sang-hyeon and Dong-soo make good money stealing abandoned babies and then offering them on the adoption market. When mother So-young revisits the decision to give up her baby, she discovers the two men and their illegal practice. Overwhelmed by feelings of both motherly love and despair, she decides to help in the search for suitable parents for her child. Meanwhile, detectives Soo-jin and Lee are hot on their heels….