[06/26/17 - 01:07 AM] Video: Director Bong Joon Ho Leads Us Down the Road to "Okja" in New BTS Featurette Watch never-before-seen interviews with stars Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun as well as behind-the-scenes footage of the actors working with Director Bong.
[via press release from Netflix]
Director Bong Joon Ho Leads Us Down the Road to 'Okja' in New BTS Featurette
A Plan B Entertainment, Lewis Pictures and Kate Street Picture Company production
in association with Netflix
Director Bong Joon Ho's desire to work with the most talented actors and craftspeople in their respective fields resulted in a global production that brought together a diverse pool of talent both in front of and behind the camera. Shot across several countries, oceans apart, Director Bong united cultures with his singular vision: a story of love and friendship that is truly universal.
In the featurette below, the cast and filmmakers of Okja describe how they transcended borders to bring their story to the screen. Watch never-before-seen interviews with stars Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun as well as behind-the-scenes footage of the actors working with Director Bong.
Okja Launches On Netflix and in Select Theaters This Wednesday, June 28!
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 a 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 will launch in select theatres in NY and LA and on Netflix on June 28.
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Release Date: Wednesday, June 28th
Directed by: Bong Joon Ho
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, An Seo Hyun, Byun Heebong, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Yoon Je Moon, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshall, Devon Bostick, Woo Shik Choi, Giancarlo Esposito and Jake Gyllenhaal