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Okja (2017)

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Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating animal named Okja.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sheena Kamal ...
Stylist 2007 / 2017
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Make-up Artist 2007
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Sarcastic British Reporter
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Epicurean Reporter
Jose Carias ...
Señor Villacorta
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Nancy Amelia Bell ...
Elderly Reporter (as Nancy Bell)
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Mija (as An Seo Hyun)
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Okja's Voice / Woman in Wheelchair (as Jungeun Lee)
Hee-Bong Byun ...
Hee Bong (as Byun Heebong)
Jaein Kim ...
Young Mija
Je-mun Yun ...
Mundo Park (as Yoon Je Moon)
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Jennifer
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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... Written by Netflix

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During the New York parade scene, Tilda Swinton wears a traditional Korean dress called "Han Bok". Korean Han Bok are usually very colorful with red, blue and other bright colors, but Swinton's matches her limited two-color palette. See more »

Goofs

Frank Dawson makes a cup of coffee by dropping a Keurig k pod into espresso machine portafilter, instead of adding coffee grounds and tamping. A tray of coffee pods can be seen while Frank is steaming milk. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lucy Mirando: [to camera while descending industrial stairway] Oh, thank you! What a terrific crowd! Welcome to my inauguration! I'm Lucy, Lucy Mirando, of the Mirando Corporation. Welcome to my grandfather's old factory. Now, I know, we all know, that Grandpa Mirando was a terrible man.
[crowd laughs]
Lucy Mirando: We know of the atrocities he committed in this space. We know these walls are stained with the blood of fine working men. But today, I reclaim this space, to tell you a beautiful story. Now the ...
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Referenced in Harmontown: Come Out and Fight Like a Ghost (2017) See more »

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Annie's Song
Written and performed by John Denver
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You Won't Regret Watching This
28 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

Being a fan of the director's work, I built this movie a bit too much up in my head. But honestly -- it delivered on everything. It's funny, it's sad; there are happy moments, and deep emotional ones. But despite the drama and comedy going on in this, it also addresses problems going on in our world, and really made me think about these issues.

If you're a fan of the director's previous work, especially "The Host," then you won't be disappointed. Even if you're not familiar with his work, you won't be disappointed. If you can get past the slight weirdness of this movie (which might not fit everyone's taste), I can promise you that you won't regret watching this.


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