Rent Okja (2017)

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Synopsis:
Master genre exploder Bong Joon Ho swirls pathos, dark satire, action, and horror into an exhilarating twenty-first-century fairy tale. An all-star cast including Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, and Jake Gyllenhaal is led by An Seo Hyun as Mija, a South Korean girl growing up on an Edenic mountainside with her grandfather and best friend: Okja, a giant, empathetic "superpig" created as part of a secret GMO experiment. When Okja is abruptly torn away from her, Mija embarks on a perilous rescue mission that places her at the center of a sinister corporate conspiracy.
While Bong's trademark virtuosic set pieces dazzle, Okja's beating heart is the connection between a girl and her superpig, made all the more poignant by the brilliant special effects that bring its animal star to unforgettable life.
Actors:
, , , Sheena Kamal, , , , Jose Carias, , , , , , Jaein Kim, , , Hee-Seo Choi, Jiwoong Jang, , Kiseon Park
Directors:
Producers:
Dooho Choi, Dede Gardner, Bong Joon Ho, Lewis Taewan Kim, Jeremy Kleiner, Ted Sarandos, Woo-sik Seo
Writers:
Joon-Ho Bong, Jon Ronson
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Collections:
Getting to Know: Tilda Swinton, New waves of Korean Cinema, What to watch by country
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
120 minutes
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/07/2022
Run Time:
121 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Atmos, Korean Dolby Atmos
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • New conversation between Bong and producer Dooho Choi
  • New interviews with actors An Seo Hyun and Byun Heebong
  • New interviews with members of the crew about the film's cinematography, visual effects, and costume and production design
  • Short programs including a director's video diary, featuring Bong; actors Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton, and Steven Yeun; and others
  • Teaser, trailer, and web promos

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Reviews (1) of Okja

Nice idea undermined by farcical comedy - Okja review by LC

Spoiler Alert
09/09/2022

The opening scenes showing a girl living with her genetically-engineered superpig in South Korea are charming, but unforunately once the English-speaking cast turn up, everything turns into a zany comedy, with exagerrated performances dialed up to the max. With such broad comedy, it makes it difficult to feel any emotional investment in the film, no matter how hard it tries to tug on the heart-strings in the final act. Despite the 15 certificate (mostly for some swearing, as far as I can tell), this ultimately has the feel of a children's film - it's pleasant enough, in a generic Disney/Pixar way, but it lacks any real bite.

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