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The Hour of the Pig [VHS] [1994]

Colin Firth , Amina Annabi , Leslie Megahey    Suitable for 15 years and over   VHS Tape
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Colin Firth, Amina Annabi, Jim Carter, Donald Pleasence, Ian Holm
  • Directors: Leslie Megahey
  • Writers: Leslie Megahey
  • Producers: Bob Weinstein, Claudine Sainderichin, Dave Edwards, David M. Thompson, Harvey Weinstein
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Curzon
  • VHS Release Date: 6 Feb 1995
  • Run Time: 117 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004COZX
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,341 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Atmospheric medieval comedy set in a French farming community, with an all-star British cast and based on the true story of a travelling gypsy girl whose pig is accused of killing a child. When hotshot Parisian lawyer, Courtois, comes to town to investigate he discovers that the girl has been persecuted before by the local landowners and that the child's death is more likely to be at human hands. Courtois then sets about defending the pig and falling for the girl.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!! 10 Sep 2004
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Format:VHS Tape
A film great that is high on humour as well as the darker sides of life. The plot is good and the end has a grim twist. That this film is not better know when others with half its charm get wider exposure is odd. The plot is based on some real legal problems that were encountered in French law at that age and the results are comic and cruel
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
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A well crafted piece of Medieval French history in which a sophisticated Paris based lawyer decides to leave the capital and work in the heart of rural France and a simpler way of life. His first case is something of a puzzle, as he set to defend a pig which is being tried for murder. The Lawyer played by Colin Firth Quickly finds that life in the country is not as he expected His triumphs are balanced by his sheer delightful wrongful assumptions which inevitably he resigns himself to. The movie has a dark humanistic vein running all the way through it of superstition and manipulation, the conclusion of the film is not too be missed. with superb supporting acting, and a great story line.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An Unkown Little Gem 6 April 2001
Format:VHS Tape
Nobody's ever heard of this movie...Don't know why, because it's great! A rich atmosphere, a good plot, a causit wit, and a brilliant soundtrack by The Dufay Collective. It's not the greatest film ever made, but it is extremely pleasant to watch, with a true 'Medieval' atmosphere and a real shock ending. I highly recommend it.
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