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Release Date: June 28th, 2017

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
For 10 idyllic years, young Mija 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 family-owned, multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where an image-obsessed and self-promoting CEO has big plans for Mija's dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission.

Cast: Seo-Hyun Ahn, Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Giancarlo Esposito, Paul Dano, Lily Collins, Steven Yeun, Shirley Henderson

Director: Joon-ho Bong

Genres: Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Fantasy, Science fiction

Production Co: Lewis Pictures, Plan B Entertainment, Kate Street Picture Company, Netflix

Distributors: Netflix

Keywords: Friendship, 2010s, Pursuit, Car, Love, Escape, New York City, Emotional, Intense, Friend

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  • If you see Okja, and I hope you do, stay for the final credits. It’s not often that a stinger scene pops up at the end of a movie, not to pre-sell the inevitable sequel, but to leave you with something to think, wonder, and worry about. show more

  • Like the cumbersome hybrid animal at its heart, this beast is no beauty. But it is a technically impressive and boldly original statement. show more

  • Okja is fun, if sometimes over-egged, as an adventure romp, but flounders in overstatement when it comes to satirical intent. show more

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