La Palma d’Oro Hirokazu Kore-Eda girerà il suo prossimo film in Corea del Sud.
E dopo la trasferta francese per Le Verità girerà il suo secondo film in lingua straniera, intitolato Broker.
Secondo quanto rivelato, il film racconterà di una “baby box phenomenon in Korea, a place where parents can leave babies they can’t raise anonymously”.
I protagonisti saranno due attori feticcio del cinema di Bong Joon Ho, ovvero Song Kang-ho (Parasite, Snowpiercer) e Bae Doo-na (Sense 8, Kingdom), che hanno già lavorato assieme in Mr. Vendetta e The Host.
Nel cast anche Kang Dong-won (Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula)
Producono CJEntertainment e Zip Cinema.
Kore-Eda ha dichiarato:
Plans for Broker began about five years ago.
As always, it all began with the actors. I first met Song Kang Ho at the Busan International Film Festival and Kang Dong Won when he was in Tokyo for work. I have continued to stay in contact with the two actors in Tokyo, Seoul, Busan, and Cannes. At first, we simply exchanged greetings but as we continued to share conversations, it naturally led to us talking about working on a film together.
I worked with Bae Doona in 2009, and I thought to myself, ‘I hope we work together again, next time as a human character,’ and that dream has finally come true over 10 years later. And now I will be working on a film with crew members and Korean actors I greatly respect.
Broker is a story about baby boxes. Right now, working on the script that will move these three great actors, I am so excited. In order to share this excitement with you all, I hope to create a thrilling, heartwarming, and emotional film.
This film, like my latest film, will be one where I am apart from my home country and native language. What will I be able to express and share as we overcome barriers of language and culture? What does it mean to be a director? I hope to explore those questions through this project.