Movie theater. The endearing good stars of Japanese Kore-eda Hirokazu

The generic. Kore-eda Hirokazu is one of the essential contemporary Japanese directors, a regular at festival awards. For example with A family matterPalme d’Or at Cannes in 2018. The lucky stars is no exception to the rule with two prizes at Cannes in the spring. The Ecumenical Prize and Best Actor Prize for South Korean Song Kang-Ho. Indeed, Kore-eda shot his new film in Korea with local actors, including Song Kang-Ho, well known to French film buffs with Parasite et The Transperceneige by Bong Joon Ho. Also featured is Lee Ji-eun, better known as K-pop star IU.

Genre. Social drama.

photo song kang-ho won an interpretation prize at the 2022 cannes festival for his role in

Song Kang-Ho won an interpretation award at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival for his role in “The Good Stars”. © Metropolitan FilmExport

The story. During the night, a young woman abandons her baby in front of a drop box provided for this purpose. Two men illegally recover the child in an attempt to sell him to a family. But the police are also on hand to dismantle this child trafficking. One follows road-trip incredible with a gallery of characters, each more surprising than the next.

The duration. 2 h 09.

photo ji-eun lee is best known as a k-pop singer under the name iu.  © metropolitanfilmexport

Ji-eun Lee is best known as a K-pop singer under the nickname IU. © Metropolitan FilmExport

WE love

Kore-eda prefers the families we make to the ones we have. This is the case with this band of nickel-plated foot traffickers accompanied by a mother who wants to abandon her baby. Branquignols to whom we attach more and more because behind their scams, it is their humanity that takes over. In addition, this captivating drama is not lacking in humor and the actors regularly give great scope to the emotion.

We love less

It’s a little notch below excellent. A family matter of which we find certain elements but it remains a very beautiful film.