Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton), a new CEO, proclaims that her company has discovered a new animal in South America that will revolutionize the meat industry. This is a "Super Pig". Over twenty of the babies are given to farmers around the world, to raise, and ten years later one of them will win first prize and be taken to New York City. In South Korea, a young girl named Mija has bonded very closely with her pig, Okja. We see how they get along and there's definitely an intelligence in the animal. It looks like a giant hairless guinea pig the size of a hippo and acts like a dog. One day representatives from the company appear and judge that Okja is the winner. Mija's grandfather let them take her-and the rest of the movie revolves around Mija, with the help of an animal rights's group, to rescue her from the slaughterhouse.
On one hand this is a lot like a children's movie, with the relationship between Mija and the creature. However, once we see what's going to happen to Okja and are shown the inner workings of the factory farm that slices and dices her fellow Super Pigs, it's definitely a horror movie. OKJA is a very effective film and I'm sure will make people think about where their hot dogs come from. Highly recommended.