Korean film “Broker,” starring A-list actors Song Kang Ho, Bae Doo Na, IU, Gang Dong Won, Lee Joo Young, and more, will premiere next month. If you love Korean movies, this movie will be one of the recommended new Korean films to watch this year. Check out the crucial facts about the Korean film “Broker” starring Song Kang Hong, Bae Doo Na, IU, and more below.
5 CRUCIAL Facts About Korean Film “Broker” Staring IU, Song Kang Ho, Bae Doo Na, IU, Kang Dong Won, Lee Joo Young, and more
1. First Korean Project Directed by Famous and Talented Director Hirokazu Koreeda
Director Hirokazu Koreeda is a Japanese director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. He has been working on box office films and won numerous awards for his works. Koreeda’s works are primarily family-themed films such as “Nobody Knows,” “Still Walking,” “Like Father, Like Son,” “Shoplifters,” and “Little Sister.”
2. 5 years to Plan and Write “Broker”
Koreeda took about five years to plan “Broker” including its screenplay. However, with the lengthy process, Koreeda feels more confident about making a comeback after being absent since “Shoplifters” in 2018.
“Shoplifters” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018 and won the Palme d’Or award. He became the first Japanese filmmaker to win the prize in the last 21 years with his winning.
3. Cinematography by Hong Kyung Pyo of “Parasite”
Hong Kyung Pyo, who worked with director Bong Joon Hoo in “Parasite,” is also taking part in this upcoming movie “Broker.” He is one of the Korean New Wave filmmakers and cinematographers who adopt the Hollywood cinematography system, which is in charge of the camera and lighting on a movie set. One of his famous works is “Burning,” starring Yoo Ah In of “Hellbound” Steven Yeun of “Minari.”
4. Starring A-list Actors
– Song Kang Ho
Actor Song Kang Ho who played in the “Parasite,” will take part in this film. He will play the role of Sang Hyun. He calls himself a broker of goodwill.
– Bae Doo Na
“Broker” is the second project of actress Bae Doo Na and director Hirokazu Koreeda together. Their first project was “Air Doll” in 2009. In “Broker,” she will play the role of detective Soo Jin. This film has also become her comeback project on the big screen since her movie “The Drug King” in 2018.
– Gang Dong Won
Actor Gang Dong Won is finally made a comeback on the big screen after two years of hiatus since “Peninsula” in 2020. In this upcoming movie, he will play the role of Dong Soo.
– Lee Ji Eun (IU)
The multitalented star, Lee Ji Eun (IU), is returning to the big screen after her movie “Shades of Heart” and earned Perfect All Kill with her music in 2021. In “Broker,” IU will take the role of a young mother, So Young, who abandoned her baby. According to the media, director Hirokazu Koreeda was delighted with IU’s mature performance and stated,
“I felt like I had found the So Young that I had imagined in my head. IU showed her expressions brilliantly and in detail, despite the fact that it was a script I wrote.”Hirokazu Koreeda.
– Lee Joo Young
Actress Lee Joo Young of “Itaewon Class,” will play the role of detective Lee. Besides “Broker,” she will play in the horror movie “Taste of Horror” this year.
5. Korean Film “Broker” to Premiere at the 75th Cannes Film Festival
“Broker” is Hirokazu Koreeda’s Korean film debut throughout his career. The story tells about Sang Hyun and Dong Soo, who work together to find new parents for a baby left in a small box and make a special deal with them. However, So Young, the mother who placed her baby in the baby box, has come back for her baby. Meanwhile, detective Soo Jin and detective Lee are chasing Sang Hyun and Dong Soo.
Korean film “Broker” was selected for the Official Selection (in competition) of the Cannes Film Festival this year along with another movie under the same belt CJ ENM, “Decision to Leave.”
Moreover, film will be screened for the first time at the 75th Cannes Film Festival and released in theaters at the beginning of June. Additionally, aside from “Broker” and “Decision to Leave,” “Squid Game” Lee Jung Jae’s directorial debut “Hunt” will also premiere in the non-competition section.
The 75th Cannes Film Festival in 2022 will take place from May 17 to May 28, 2022.
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