The Hour of The Pig

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The Hour of The Pig

child murder court case animal attack history dark comedy gothic witchcraft dark ages french history

The Hour of The Pig

Release Date: September 25, 1993

Year    :   1993
Slogan    :   «The case is a dog. The defendant is a pig. And the law is an ass.»
Genres    :   Drama, History, Thriller, Crime, Romance, Comedy, Mystery
Production Companies    :   BBC Films, CiBy 2000
Director    :   Leslie Megahey
Producers    :   David M. Thompson, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Michael Wearing, Jean-Claude Fleury, Dave Edwards, Claudine Sainderichin
Writers    :   Leslie Megahey
RunTime    :   112 mins.
Revenue    :   667

Black comedy about 15th-century Paris lawyer Richard Courtois (Firth) who decides to apply his trade in the country, only to find things stranger than he can imagine. His first case turns out to be defending a pig that's accused of murdering a child. The pig is owned by the beautiful gypsy Samira (Annabi), who, the idealistic lawyer finds himself falling in love (or lust) with. A Gothic tale with religion, superstition, power struggles, and ignorance as a backdrop.

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