Actor Bae Doo-na revisits the Cannes Film Festival and strengthens its special meaning. Bae Doo-na, who visited Cannes for the fourth time in eight years since the movie "Do Hee-ya" in 2014, is heading to the film festival as a detective with as many as two films this year.

Recently, the 75th Cannes Film Festival announced candidates for the competition and the closing film of Critics' Week, with "Broker" and "The Next Sohee," starring Bae Doo-na, selected as the invitation to the competition and the closing film of Critics' Week, respectively.

Bae Doo-na has previously stepped on the red carpet three times with "Monster" (2006), "Air Doll" (2009), and "Doheeya" (2014). In eight years since then, Bae Doo-na has re-entered Cannes with "Broker" and "The Next Sohee" side by side. In particular, Bae Doo-na had a double occasion to visit Cannes again with the works of the directors she worked with for the second time.

First of all, "Broker," which was nominated for the competition at the 75th Cannes Film Festival, depicts the unexpected and special journey of those who have become involved with the baby box.

In the film, Bae Doo-na plays "Su-jin," a detective who persistently follows the broker's journey. Detective Su-jin, who quietly pursues their journey to investigate brokers who want to make deals over Baby Box's baby, is so determined to solve the case that he has been trying to finish the long-standing case. Bae Doo-na plans to maximize her immersion by tracing the brokers' transactions, drawing tension and changes in her emotional line.

In particular, "Broker" is a work that reunited with director Hirokazu Koreeda for the first time in 13 years after "Air Doll," adding to its meaning by entering Cannes once again. Coach Koreeda Hirokazu once hinted about Bae Doo-na in "Broker," saying, "At times, Bae Doo-na's acting seemed to be on a different level," adding, "As a director, I'm grateful that we existed together at that moment."

Bae Doo-na will also mark the closing of Critics' Week. "The Next Sohee," which was selected as the closing film of Critics' Week, is the next film by director Chung Ju-ri, who first visited Cannes as "Doheeya," which was invited to the remarkable eye category, and the story of high school girl So-hee who went on a field trip to the call center. Bae Doo-na plays a detective in this work.

The Cannes Film Festival Critics Week is a section in which top critics of the French Critics Association carefully select and screen novel and workable films. Only about 10 works are selected each year for the director's first or second works. In response, the Cannes Film Festival Critics' Weekly Committee praised Chung Ju-ri's "Next So-hee" as a very intense movie, and Chung Ju-ri showed greater growth after his debut film "Do Hee-ya."

Bae Doo-na, who worked on "Dohee" and "The Next Sohee," said through the production company, "I was sure it was a movie that could resonate with the world from the first time I met the script, but the first step out of the world is such an honor."

As such, Bae Doo-na was able to re-enter Cannes meaningfully through the work of director Hirokazu Koreeda and director Jung Joo-ri, who reunited again. On top of that, it is also noteworthy that Bae Doo-na played a detective in both works. Bae Doo-na, who played as a detective in the drama "Stranger," raises questions about what another detective would look like. Attention is focusing on Bae Doo-na, who will play in Cannes with both hands full.

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