Director Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer) does something quite amazing with the $50 million budget Netflix gave him: he makes a simplistic movie. But man, is it good. Okja tells the story of a “super pig” experiment that sends genetically modified pigs to top farmers around the world. In Korea, a farmer’s granddaughter forms a special relationship with one of these super pigs (Okja). When the company who originally ran the experiment want their pig back (performances by Jake Gyllenhaal and Tilda Swinton) – the two find an ally in an animal advocacy group led by Jay (Paul Dano). This is a straightforward movie, but nevertheless it is entertaining and full of thought-provoking themes and performances from an excellent cast.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction
Actor: Ahn Seo-hyun, An Seo Hyun, Andreas Fronk, Barbara Wallace, Bettina Skye, Byun Hee-bong, Byun Heebong, Choi Hee-seo, Choi Woo-shik, Cory Gruter-Andrew, Daniel Henshall, David Bloom, Devon Bostick, Faith Logan, Giancarlo Esposito, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Lee Bong-ryeon, Lee Jung-eun, Lily Collins, Lynn Marocola, Milo Shandel, Park Keun-rok, Paul Dano, Rebecca Husain, Seo-Hyun Ahn, Shirley Henderson, Steven Garr, Steven Yeun, Tilda Swinton, Waris Ahluwalia, Woo Shik Choi, Yoon Je Moon, Yoon Kyung-ho
Director: Bong Joon-ho, Joon-ho Bong