Okja

Okja
  • 2017
  • South Korea / US
  • 2h
  • Directed by: Bong Joon-Ho
  • Cast: Ahn Seo-Hyun, Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano
  • UK release: 28 June 2017

Lucy (Swinton) is the CEO of a vast agrochemical company which is developing an environmentally friendly super-pig, but 13-year-old Mija (Ahn, endearingly understated) befriends one. Brash, cartoonish satire with great special effects but mannered performances from Swinton and Gyllenhaal, which uneasily tries to mix an ET-style heartwarmer with a sometimes graphic exploration of industrial food production.

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