LKFF 2022: Broker + Q&A

  • Director

    Hirokazu Kore-eda

  • Cast

    Song Kang Ho, Gang Dong Won, Bae Doona, Lee Ji Eun, Lee Joo Young

  • Genre

  • Release Date


  • Runtime

    129 mins

  • Cert


  • Awards

    Cannes Film Festival 2022 - Best Actor award (Song Kang Ho), Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Hirokazu Kore-eda)

Screening followed by a Q&A with Darcy Paquet, film critic and English-language subtitle translator – Broker (2022), Parasite (2019), The Handmaiden (2016), On the Beach at Night Alone (2017)

Darcy is also the London Korean Film Festival ‘Indie Talent’ strand programmer. 


Sang-hyun(Song Kang Ho) runs a laundry shop, but is constantly saddled with debt. Dong-soo (Gang Dong Won), who grew up in an orphanage, works in a baby box facility. One night in the pouring rain, they secretly carry off an infant who was left at the baby box. But on the following day, the mother So-young (Lee Ji Eun) unexpectedly returns for her son Woo-sung. Realising that her baby has been taken, she is about to call the police when the two men tell her everything. Their claim that they stole the baby in order to find him a good home seems outrageous, but So-young ends up joining Sang-hyun and Dong-soo on a journey to find new parents for Woo-sung. Meanwhile, the police detective Su-jin (Doona Bae) and her younger colleague Detective Lee (Lee Joo Young) are silently tailing the group, hoping to catch them in the act at all costs to wrap up their half-year investigation.