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Meet the adorable, persecuted Super Pig in the trailer for Netflix’s Okja

The new trailer for Bong Joon-Ho’s Okja actually introduces us to Okja—a “Super Pig” created to leave a minimal environmental footprint and taste “fucking good,” as Tilda Swinton’s evil CEO Lucy Mirando puts it. Okja is also really gosh darn adorable and has a sweet friendship with a girl named Mija (Seo-Hyun Ahn), making the film look like E.T. mixed with Charlotte’s Web and filtered through Bong’s own zany, sometimes violent lens. When Okja is captured, Mija sets out on a rescue mission aided by animal lovers led by Paul Dano; however, Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal take the prize for imbuing their performances with the most lunacy.

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Okja is set to premiere at Cannes, where the fact that it’s a Netflix film has been the source of controversy. It debuts for the rest of us June 28.

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