okjaJaeil Jung has recently composed the music for the upcoming monster movie Okja. The film is directed by Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host, Mother) and stars Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Seohyun An, Devon Bostick, Lily Collins, Byun Heebong, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshall, Yoon Je Moon, Choi Wooshik and Steven Yeun. The movie follows a young girl who must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named ‘Okja’. Bong also co-wrote the screenplay with Jon Ronson (Frank). Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner & Jeremy Kleiner (12 Years a SlaveMoonlightThe Big Short) are producing the project with the director, Lewis Taewan Kim, Dooho Choi and Woo-sik Seo (MotherOkja will premiere later this month at the Cannes Film Festival and is set to premiere worldwide on June 28, 2017 on Netflix.

  1. vanja says:

    The music is totaly stolen from Balkans,Goran Bregovic …..Just listen what he was doing last 20 years.The music originates from Balkans ,and this guy should not claim it as his composition,what a shame……

  2. Mary Marshall says:

    Why is there no mention of the Balkan brass band in the credits?! I Googled and found that it was apparently by a band called Agusevi Cambo Orchestra. The music adds so much to many scenes – it’s perfect. Why no credit for these beautiful coceks?

  3. emilia says:

    The music is serbian, and stolen for this movie. It is not original score. Shame on you, so called composers and plagiatrists!

    • Bob says:

      Don’t get upset with the Jaeil Jung. If you google the music and score credits he doesn’t take credit for the music. Blame the person writing this blog who doesn’t think about how they are phrasing their language.

  4. JiSiN says:

    The Balkan Songs are from: Džambo Aguševi Orchestra

  5. Gjorgji says:

    You can read on the end credits that the brass music is composed and performed by Dzambo Agushevi Orchestra, from Macedonia.

  6. Ivana says:

    I’m not sure if the band were paid royalties for Okja but also I don’t know if their material is copyrighted, so that sucks for them if they didn’t take the time to file for that, if it’s even a thing in Macedonia. I have not kept up with what is being done for or the extent of protecting original art in the Balkans after the fall of Socialism (saddest thing to happen to the republics of Yugoslavia, but I suppose in some sense it is also progressive). Music is done by Džambo Aguševi, a Macedonian brass band. You can show them love and support by buying their ? if they sell it on the band’s site.

  7. Yong says:

    See this youtube.
    The Music director invited them and recorded it with them….


  8. Claire says:

    I need to fix the wrong information. He did not steal any song from Balkans. I am strongly wondering they who said that did watch that movie. There are clearly name list of those brass band and others on the ending credit. I cannot upload the captured image because there is no input area. In the article, just a single sentence about music. It made some people misunderstood like that, but he composed most of music for it. So they wrote like that. Don’t be nervous. Those wrong information can make too sad for those musicians.

  9. Renza says:

    This is a mix of Boban Markovic and Kocani Orkestar, along with some original accordion. Not an original “ score”.