A few days ago, after the screening of “broker” in Cannes, the applause lasted for as long as 12 minutes. The director of “thief family” is Yuhe Zhi’s new film, which not only won song Kanghao the title of Cannes Film emperor, but also was bought by 188 countries on the spot, setting a record for Korean film sales overseas, but I didn’t expect the pace to be slow and not sharp enough.
“Broker” is a “middleman” who introduces transactions between buyers and sellers. This film attracts special attention because it is about reselling babies and exposing the dark side of society. Just like at the beginning, the woman in a raincoat came to a machine similar to ATM, put down her baby and left. Then she regretted it again, causing conflicts and disputes.
In the film, Xiang Xuan and Dongxiu are familiar with selling babies. They use their positions to sell children to make money, and the biological mother who abandoned the child also repents a little and returns to the road of trading with two men. In order to catch these traffickers, the female police also brought people to monitor. Many characters have their own ghosts, which seems very interesting.
They first visited the orphanage where Dongxiu was adopted, and a child Haijin joined them. Traffickers, prostitutes, murderers and orphans, all of whom are marginalized groups in society, have formed a seemingly warm but unrelated “temporary family” in a short time.
Su Ying, played by Li Zhien, originally wanted to get her child back. After hearing the price offered by the two brothers, she immediately moved. But Li Zhien acted coldly, with little expression throughout the whole process, and no love in her eyes, so people think her performance is more facial makeup, which is questionable.
Su Ying feels that she can’t raise children. It’s better to give it to a capable couple and make a difference. Along the way, she was very indifferent to her children. She hardly touched, hugged or cared for them, and reduced physical contact, which was shocking.
Song Kanghao’s Shang Xian, who runs a laundry, has been heavily in debt, so the social gangster decided to take risks to sell babies, and his performance is still accurate! But the character’s experience is not expected to be awesome, so it is not as awesome as he did in parasites and the defender.
They met different adopters along the way, and the police were watching around. As a result, both parties failed every time. Sometimes the price is too low, sometimes the mother is reluctant to sell, sometimes the other party’s requirements (not to see her mother) are too harsh, and sometimes the policewoman is found
The climax scene is actually a scene on the ferris wheel. Jiang Dongyuan and Li Zhien talk about the vicissitudes of life to each other. The woman confesses that she is a prostitute and wants to abandon her child because she killed a fugitive. Roast that she is a mother who does not need to be forgiven, a bad mother, and her words reveal her desolation and helplessness.
Dong Su loved Su Ying, so she tried every means to comfort her, confessed that she was also an orphan, covered each other’s eyes with her hands, and said that she had forgiven her. The criminals who swam on the edge of morality and law were not masked, but actually hid their pain and feelings, which was also the finishing touch.
Feidouna plays a policewoman who has been committed to arresting traffickers. It is more a sequela of childhood shadow than working hard. She finally advised female No. 1 to turn herself in, and she could be released after three years in prison. She promised to take care of her daughter, but the latter actually listened to her.
The baby was brought up by the policewoman behind, and even the buyer who came to buy became the child’s godfather and godmother, often coming to see him.
At this time, the child’s mother Su Ying has been released from prison. She works in a gas station. The green van comes to pick her up from work. The last scene stops at the “family photo” on the car, which symbolizes that these criminals still have a little love.
Japanese director Yuki Zhihe’s new film “the broker” made the dark theme of selling babies particularly harmonious, and the whole process was slow and delayed. Instead, he lost his cruelty and shock in “nobody knows” and “the thief family”. Therefore, the traffickers in this film were also whitewashed, and the turning point of the story was not as expected.
However, in reality, prostitutes are forced by helpless homicides, human traffickers abduct babies, and the damage caused by the families who have lost children is devastating. Therefore, although the quality of “broker” is not as good as expected, it can barely give you a warning role!