Okja — Faux Commercial: 'A Message from Lucy Mirando'

source:   netflix.com, youtube.com

added: Thu, Apr 27th '17

The last time Tilda Swinton worked with South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, she played a snaggle-toothed, bespectacled tyrant in the post-apocalyptic train-set thriller "Snowpiercer."

Now, Swinton is getting a chance to don some pure-white designer outfits as she takes on the role of shady CEO Lucy Mirando in Joon-ho's latest offering "Okja," which revolves around a 13-year-old Korean girl (Ahn Seo-hyun) and her new best friend -- a forest-dwelling monster.

In addition to Swinton and Seo-hyun, "Okja," which is being released by Netflix, boasts an international cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Lily Collins, and Steven Yeun.

The film will make its world debut next month at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival (a first for a Netflix film). It will then premiere globally on the streaming service on Wednesday, June 28th.

In the meantime, Netflix has released a faux commercial featuring Swinton's dubious mogul character Lucy Mirando, who delivers "an important message," regarding her corporation's vision of a better future -- which, apparently, involves "pig's nightmares."

From visionary Director Bong Joon Ho, this grand global adventure follows a friendship too big to ignore. Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend -- a massive animal named Okja. Following her across continents, the coming-of-age comedy drama sees Mija's horizons expand in a way one never would want for one’s children, coming up against the harsh realities of genetically modified food experimentation, globalization, eco-terrorism, and humanity’s obsession with image, brand and self-promotion.


directed by   Bong Joon-ho

starring   Tilda Swinton, Ahn Seo-hyun, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Lily Collins, Steven Yeun, Giancarlo Esposito, Devon Bostick, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshall, Choi Woo-shik

release date   June 28, 2017 (globally on Netflix)

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