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Narrative Feature | South Korea | 2022 | Korean | 129 minutes

Circumnavigating the endless bureaucracy of legal adoption, Sang-hyun (Song Kang Ho, PARASITE) and Dong-soo (Gang Dong Won) are two “brokers” who unlawfully connect abandoned infants with affluent couples through the black market. When one stolen child’s birth mother unexpectedly returns to ensure her baby is placed in a good home, the three embark on a journey to find the perfect parents—forming an unlikely family of their own along the way. Five years after his Palme d’Or winning SHOPLIFTERS, celebrated Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda’s deeply humanist tale earned Song the Best Actor prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. A Neon release.