Okja (2017)

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A young girl risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating beast named Okja.


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Cast & Crew

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Director:

Bong Joon Ho

Writers:

Bong Joon Ho (screenplay by), Jon Ronson (screenplay by), Bong Joon Ho (story by)

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6 July 2017 | Kurtma
8
| Pigs on a Wing
Much like the concept behind Pink Floyd's "Animals" album, and with the great choice of music throughout this unsung gem, I was just waiting for the Song "Pigs" to start playing in the one of the scenes.

This film has great production, Acting and covers the rampant corruptness in many of our cultural accepted norms. (even the "Animal Liberation Front" shows some corruption, patterned obviously after PETA)

Great Film, Well done. (NETFLIX is competing with the big boys at a fraction of the cost) Glad to see films like this finding the light of day.

Go See It, especially if you are a animal lover and/or sympathizer

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Trivia

When it was shown at the Cannes Film Festival, the audience booed when the Netflix logo appeared. However, they did give the film a 4-minute standing ovation when it was over.


Quotes

Lucy Mirando: Oh, thank you! What a terrific crowd! Welcome to my inauguration! I'm Lucy, Lucy Mirando, of the Mirando Corporation. Welcome to my grandfather's old factory. Now, I know, we all know, that Grandpa Mirando was a terrible man.
Lucy Mirando: We know of the ...
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Goofs

There is a mistranslation on the English subtitles when K played by Steven Yeun is about to jump out of the truck. According to the subtitles, his parting words to Mija are "Mija! Try learning English. It opens new doors!" What he actually says is "Mija! Also, my name is Koo Soon-bum." It's a flagrant mistranslation - but one that would only be apparent to those who can speak both languages. Moreover, the mistranslation is a clever subversion of the supremacy of English. The subtitle is a command to learn English - something that every Korean student has heard throughout her life - but to actually understand what K is saying, you would have to know Korean. There's an added layer of comedy to the name itself, which has the whiff of the old country about it: "Koo Soon-bum" is sort of like a white man saying his name is "Buford Attaway." As Yeun said in an interview, "When he says 'Koo Soon-bum,' it's funny to you if you're Korean, because that's a dumb name. There's no way to translate that. That's like, the comedy drop-off, the chasm between countries."


Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits at 1:58 is says Special Thanks to "Pedal Bike"


Soundtracks

A Evaristo Carriego
Written by
Eduardo Rovira (as Eduardo Oscar Rovira)
Performed by Osvaldo Pugliese
Courtesy of Philips Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi

Details

Release Date:

28 June 2017

Language

English, Korean, Spanish


Country of Origin

South Korea, USA

Filming Locations

New York, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,049,823

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