"At it’s core it is a story about family and redemption, and Lee Ji-eun who plays Moon, is a powerhouse performer and one to look out for"
Written and Directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu, Broker is an interesting slice of life film set in Korea and sees boxes left for people to anonymously drop off their unwanted babies, it's a powerful film that tells a story that needs to be told.
Broker follows a young mother; Moon So-young (Lee Ji-eun) who leaves her baby in a baby box at church where Ha Sang-hyeon (Song Kang-ho), the owner of a hand laundry and Dong-soo (Gang Dong-won) have stolen the baby from in order to sell it, they are pursued by police detective Soo-jin (Bae Doona).
Broker sees the trio of Ha, Dong-soo and Moon embarking on a road trip to find a buyer for her baby, ultimately the trio grow closer and there are some reveals that move the story forward.
Beautifully performed, Broker is a story that needs to be told, and whilst it is fictional these illegal adoption markets do exist. I won’t get into politics or the ethical nature of the act this is based on, I don’t think it’s my place to comment on the real act, what I will say is, is that Broker is well worth watching. At it’s core it is a story about family and redemption, and Lee Ji-eun who plays Moon, is a powerhouse performer and one to look out for.