Excitement Builds Ahead of Release of Hirokazu Koreeda's 1st Korean Film

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    April 18, 2022 13:38

    Japanese star director Hirokazu Koreeda's Korean film is set to hit theaters in June amid high expectations.

    A teaser poster for "Broker" was released last week featuring its stars including Song Kang-ho, Kang Dong-won and IU. Other cast members are Bae Doo-na, who previously worked with Koreeda on the 2019 Japanese film "Air Doll," and Lee Joo-young.

    The film has generated a lot of excitement as it is Koreeda's first Korean film, and due to its star-studded cast.

    Koreeda has captivated moviegoers around the world with his touching portrayal of underprivileged people in his films. He won the Palme d'Or for "Shoplifters" at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.

    "Broker" portrays the unexpected journey of those whose lives are linked through a "baby box," where mothers who feel unable to raise a child can drop off their babies anonymously for adoption.

    Song plays a broker who tries to find parents to adopt the babies, and Kang plays his partner. Bae appears as a detective who chases after them, and IU plays a mother who returns to the baby box after leaving her child there.

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