Narrative Feature | 129 minutes

HIFF 2022

 World Cinema Narrative

Directed by
Hirokazu Kore-eda

Produced by
Eugene Lee

Written by
Hirokazu Kore-eda

Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won, Doona Bae, Lee Ji Eun , Lee Joo Young

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2022 | Korean | South Korea

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.