Okja is a 2017 action-adventure film about a girl who raises a genetically modified super pig. Directed by Bong Joon-ho and co-written by Bong and Jon Ronson, the film is a South Korean-American production and stars an ensemble cast headed by South Korean child actress Ahn Seo-hyun, South Korean actors Byun Hee-bong, Yoon Je-moon, and Choi Woo-shik, and Hollywood actors Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshall, Devon Bostick, Giancarlo Esposito, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
The film competed for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. It was released on Netflix on June 28, 2017. The film received positive reviews from critics.
A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja.
- Ahn Seo-hyun as Mija, a young farmgirl who takes care of Okja.
- Tilda Swinton as Lucy Mirando, the eccentric powerful CEO of the Mirando Corporation looking to profit from Okja.
- Swinton also plays Nancy Mirando, Lucy’s twin sister, the cruel former CEO of the Mirando Corporation.
- Paul Dano as Jay, the leader of an animal-rights activist group, the Animal Liberation Front (ALF).
- Jake Gyllenhaal as Johnny Wilcox, a disturbed zoologist and TV personality.
- Byun Hee-bong as Heebong, Mija’s grandfather.
- Steven Yeun as K, an animal-rights activist and ALF member, who serves as translator between Mija and the rest of the ALF.
- Giancarlo Esposito as Frank Dawson, an associate with the Mirando Corporation.
- Lily Collins as Red, an animal-rights activist and ALF member.
- Yoon Je-moon as Mundo Park, a Korean representative of the Mirando Corporation.
- Shirley Henderson as Jennifer, Lucy’s assistant.
- Daniel Henshall as Blond, animal-rights activist, ALF member, and boyfriend of Silver.
- Devon Bostick as Silver, animal-rights activist, ALF member, and boyfriend of Blond.
- Choi Woo-shik as Kim Woo-shik, a young driver for the Mirando Corporation.
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