With less than two weeks to go until Okja arrives on Netflix, the streaming service has released a new trailer for director Bong Joon Ho’s upcoming adventure drama which stars An Seo Hyun, Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Paul Dano, and Giancarlo Esposito; watch it below after the official synopsis…
SEE ALSO: Read our review of Okja here
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 the 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 world that addresses the animal inside us all.
Okja is set to arrive on Netflix on June 28th and will also receive a limited one day release in the States.