Sang-hyun (Parasite‘s Song Kang-ho) runs a small launderette in Busan. He’s proud of his work, but – saddled with debt and leaned on by local gangsters – gradually resorts to another, less publicly acceptable activity in collaboration with his right-hand man, Dong-soo (Gang Dong-won) involving ‘baby boxes’, safe places set up in Korean churches for new mothers to leave unwanted infants.

One night they make a decision that brings young mother So-young (Lee Ji-eun) into their orbit. Meanwhile, police detectives Su-jin (Bae Doona) and Lee (Lee Ji-eun) are on their tail… 

Renowned for intimate and highly compassionate dramas exploring unconventional family dynamics like Shoplifters (2018), Like Father, Like Son (2013) and Still Walking (2008), Hirokazu Kore-eda’s first film in South Korea is also one of his most accessible films to date, both delicate and big-hearted.

  • Director :
  • Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Starring :
  • Doona Bae, Kang-ho Song, Joo-Young Lee, Dong-won Gang, Ji-eun Lee
  • Release Date :
  • 24 Feb 2023
  • Certificate :
  • 12A
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