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Netflix to Premiere Okja, Bong Joon-ho’s Latest Film

The highly anticipated new film from director Bong Joon-ho, Okja, hits Netflix in 2017. Featuring a cast of English speaking and Korean actors, the film stars celebrated names such as Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Steven Yeun, as well as newcomer Ahn Seo-hyun.

This is the second original Netflix film by the South Korean visionary film maker, after 2013 film Snowpiercer, which also starred Swinton It’s a action-adventure thriller that tells the story of Mija, a young girl who must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named ‘Okja’. “It’s a very shy and introverted animal,” director Joon-ho has explaine, “it’s a unique animal that we’ve not seen before.”

Set in the Financial District of Manhattan, the world’s financial capital, this story about a monster is essentially a story about the worst part of capitalism, confronting the viewer with the harsh realities of genetically modified food experimentation, globalisation, eco-terrorism, and humanity’s obsession with image, brand and self-promotion.

Okja premieres on Netflix on 28th June, watch the first teaser here.