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Koreeda’s road-movie fairytale
Just as his previous films, Hiro Koreeda’s “Broker” deals with existential themes like the meaning of family (or the lack of it). You may argue that the Japanese star director even doubles down on this, adding crime (selling babies) and even homicide to the mix. The fact that his recent film is set in Korea might even add a somber, heavy note – as most Korean films of the 2000s have confronted the impact of deep societal rifts with head-on cynicism (Parasite; Burning) or even brutality (Squid Game).
For all its melancholic atmosphere, though, “Broker” never loses its sense of humor and optimism: In its better parts, it even has a feel-good road-movie charm; in its weaker moments – including the somewhat saccharine ending – it feels more like a fairytale than the quietly realistic style Koreeda is famous for. Nonetheless, a few tears and moments of warmth can be beautiful at times, and the film’s story is still worth dwelling more deeply on.
A movie about (the sense of?) family
Broker tracks a mother who gave up her baby but later returns to collect it, two men who are the titular ‘brokers’ – selling abandoned babies – and a bunch of other characters, including two cops hot on their tail.
The characters are interesting and we learn more about each of them throughout the film – an achievement given the number of them. The movie switches fairly well between a serious and funny tone, and a number of jokes drew laughter in the theatre I watched in.
A con for me (and this may just be me!) was that I felt the movie became a little cluttered towards the end – a sort of subplot (but linked to the main narrative) with a couple of gangsters and the wife of the baby’s father felt confusing. The ending also felt a little abruptly saccharine – a shift in tone from the subdued realism that made up most of the film.
Original Language ko
Runtime 2 hr 9 min (129 min)
Director Hirokazu Koreeda
Writer Hirokazu Koreeda
Actors Song Kang-ho, Dong-won Gang, Bae Doona
Country South Korea
Awards 8 wins & 10 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa LF, Arri Signature Prime Lenses, Arri Alexa Mini LF, Arri Signature Prime Lenses
Laboratory Dexter Studios, Seoul, South Korea (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format CFast 2.0, Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (4.5K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema, DCP Digital Cinema Package