Summary The recent hit, ”Baby Broker,” which won two awards at the Film de Cannes held in May, was a Korean film produced by a Japanese director. Under the direction of Hirokazu Koreeda, a renowned Japanese film director, eminent Korean actors and actresses such as Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won, Bae Doo-na, and IU came together to create a movie that has been highly praised both by the Korean and Japanese communities as well as the global society. In this article, Professor Kwon Yongseok highlights the significance of a Japanese director shooting a movie in Korea considering the past and current relationship between the Japanese and Korean governments. Furthermore, he discusses the teamwork of Koreeda and Song in making this film as well as Koreeda’s decision in including one of South Korea’s most popular singers, IU. Professor Kwon indicates that these factors could lead to a new phase for both the Japanese and Korean film industries in which the entertainment industry could help to overcome the tensions in diplomatic affairs.