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OKJA (2017) Movie Trailer: Mija Travels to NYC to Save a Genetically-altered Pig

An Seo Hyun Okja

Okja Trailer

Bong Joon Ho‘s Okja (2017) movie trailer stars Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, An Seo Hyun, Byun Heebong, Steven Yeun, and Lily Collins. Okja‘s plot synopsis: “For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja – a massive animal and an even bigger friend – at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend.

With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja…while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home.

Deftly blending genres, humor, poignancy and drama, Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host) begins with the gentlest of premises-the bond between man and animal-and ultimately creates a distinct and layered vision of the world that addresses the animal inside us all.”

Premiering at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival, Okja looks like a fascinating film. I have been waiting to see the full trailer for Okja since the project was announced.

Bong Joon Ho is one of the greatest directors working today. I was able to screen The Host at home when the film was released in 2008 and I watched it twice back-to-back. It was that good. I was thinking about the events of the film that much after the film ended. That rarely happens. Snowpiercer was one of the best films of 2013, a successful mix of class warfare, drama, and the consequences of a apocalyptic event.

That is the filmography that has led to Okja. At first, I thought this would be a story about a girl that loves a genetically-altered pig and the company that created it. Those assumptions were only partially correct. Okja‘s narrative is much larger and complex than that. One could go so far as to call  the narrative of Okja global.

I was really surprised to see all of the little groups and organizations, with their own agendas, surrounding Okja and Mija (An Seo Hyun)’s quest to get it back.

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