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Acclaimed Japanese film-maker Hirokazu Kore-eda, in competition for the Cannes Film Festival’s top prize, says he felt pressure to succeed because his all-star South Korean cast probably made him the envy of Korean directors.

After winning the Palme d’Or in 2018 for “Shoplifters,” Kore-eda is back in Cannes with “Broker” — a film about the controversial practice of leaving unwanted babies in “drop boxes.”

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