[HanCinema's News] Special "Broker" Guest Visit Confirmed For Japan
By William Schwartz | Published on
On June 21st representatives for "Broker" confirmed that core cast members of the acclaimed Cannes film, Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won, Lee Ji-eun, and Lee Joo-young, would appear to do a stage greeting in Japan on June 26th. Such greetings are common in South Korean film culture. Usually they are announced in advance, but not always. It was not clear how many stage greetings the cast would do, although in South Korea usually multiple visits are made per day.
"Broker" is seeing its official theatrical release in the Japanese market on June 24th, a Friday. The movie made its premiere in South Korea on June 8th, and has earned over a million domestic admissions since that time. "Broker" deals with agents who attempt to take advantage of a baby box in order to secure a healthy baby to sell to other parents. Various mishaps befall these agents, including investigation from law enforcement and the reappearance of the baby's birth mother.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.