Okja

Synopsis: For 10 idyllic years, young Mija 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 family-owned, multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where an image-obsessed and self-promoting CEO has big plans for Mija's dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission.
Production: Netflix
  6 wins & 10 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.4
Metacritic:
75
Rotten Tomatoes:
86%
TV-MA
Year:
2017
120 min
Website
571 Views


INT. CEO OFFICE, MIRANDO COMPANY HEADQUARTERS, MANHATTAN AFTERNOON

SUBTITLES:
10 years ago. 2006.

An expansive, modern CEO office. Late afternoon sunlightpierces the 74th floor of the Mirando Company. The company'sgreen tree logo covers one of the walls.

A woman stands at the window, her back filling the SCREEN.

She looks down at the lesser Manhattan skyscrapers. This isLUCY MIRANDO (40s).

On the window are arrows pointing at the various Mirandosubsidiaries scattered throughout Manhattan: Mirando OrganicHarvesting, Mirando Peachy Delight Baking Company, MirandoChemicals, Mirando Tenderloin Fine Dining Supplies, MirandoBiotech, Mirando Hungry Pirates Burgers, MirandoTransformatives, Mirando Happy Pups Good Boy! Treats.

Lucy's breath mists over the arrows. She mumbles to herselfin a small voice, practicing some kind of speech.

A hand reaches in - holding a cosmetics brush - and begins togently brush Lucy's face.

From O.S a spray of HAIR SPRAY coats Lucy's hair.

WIDE:
Lucy is surrounded by a MAKEUP ARTIST, a HAIR STYLISTand MIRANDO COMPANY EMPLOYEES, including Lucy's seniorassistant FRANK DAWSON (60).

MAKE-UP WOMAN

I'm a huge fan.

Lucy looks at her, surprised.

MAKE-UP WOMAN (CONT'D)

Of your Tenderloin Fricassee readymeal.

They both glance at an ADVERTISING POSTER framed on the wall -

a photograph of a FARMER gently stroking a cow's face. Theslogan: THE SECRET INGREDIENT IN OUR TENDERLOINS? TENDERNESS.

MAKE-UP WOMAN (CONT'D)

So what's all this about? The

reporters out there...

FRANK:

Ms. Mirando doesn't want to have a

conversation right now, dear.

2.

LUCY:

(Smiling)

It's okay, Frank. I'm not mysister!

(To the Make-Up Lady)

I am announcing a miracle.

INT. CONFERENCE ROOM, MIRANDO COMPANY HEADQUARTERS - DAY

The conference room is packed with REPORTERS and TV CREWS.

A spotlight shines on a small potted tree in the corner ofthe stage. It looks uncannily similar to the Mirando Companylogo.

Lucy stands on the stage. She's charismatic, modern, maybeslightly vulnerable. The sight calls to mind a Steve Jobsproduct launch or Gwyneth Paltrow delivering a TED talk.

LUCY:

On a Spring morning three years agoa Chilean farmer named Senor Victor

Zamora Villacorta was tending tohis pigs when he chanced uponsomething very strange.

A beat. Lucy has the reporters' attention. Lucy outstretchesher long, graceful arm and clicks on the touchscreen behindher.

A PHOTOGRAPH fills the screen of a CHILEAN FARMER posing forthe camera. He looks wise, old, kind - straight out ofChilean Farmer Central Casting.

LUCY (CONT'D)

I recently had the opportunity tomeet with Senor Villacorta at his

hilltop farm.

Each time Lucy says Senor Villacorta's name, she does so with

a slight Chilean twang.

LUCY (CONT'D)

We sat out on his porch and drankwine as the sun went down.

Another PHOTOGRAPH appears on the screen, this time of Lucyand Senor Villacorta drinking wine at sunset. A picture-

perfect rustic setting.

LUCY (CONT'D)

He said the sweetest thing to me.

"Lucy!

(MORE)

3.

LUCY (CONT'D)

Why couldn't this miracle havehappened forty years ago when I waslooking for a wife! I could havemarried a supermodel!" Well, I'm

sorry Senor Villacorta. It turns

out we don't choose when we get tosave humanity.

Lucy makes a peculiar hand gesture. The words "SavingHumanity" appear on the screen in hundreds of languages, invarious styles of calligraphy.

LUCY (CONT'D)

(urgently)

The world's population is at seven

billion. 805 million of our fellow

humans struggle with hunger each

day, including 30 million right

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Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson (born 10 May 1967) is a Welsh journalist, author, documentary filmmaker, screenwriter, and radio presenter whose works include the best-selling The Men Who Stare at Goats (2004) and The Psychopath Test (2011). He has been described as a gonzo journalist, becoming a faux-naïf character in his stories. more…

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