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Leon the Pig Farmer (1992)

An irreverent comedy is set in motion when Leon Geller, a sensitive Jewish man from London, accidentally learns that his is the product of artificial insemination.

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Mark Frankel ...
Leon Geller
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Judith Geller
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Brian Chadwick
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Yvonne Chadwick
David de Keyser ...
Sidney Geller (as David De Keyser)
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Madeleine (as Maryam D'Abo)
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Lisa
Vincent Riotta ...
Elliot Cohen (as Vincenzo Ricotta)
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Mrs. Samuels
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Vitelli
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Dr. Johnson
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Doctor
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Waiter
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Keith Chadwick
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Leon, is an estate agent and a London Jew. Due to an artificial insemenation accident he discovers that his real father is a pig farmer. Rejected by his girlfriend he goes on a voyage of discovery to Yorkshire, to meet his biological father and half brother. Can he bring both families together? Written by Matthew Stanfield <mattst@cogs.susx.ac.uk>

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Two of the sound recordists working on the film donated their van as a prop. It was converted into a kosher delivery van, and mistaken for the real thing by some members of the public. See more »

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At the clinic, Sidney's address is given as 228 The Drive, Edgware. However, when we see the house later, it is clearly number 7. See more »

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Jewish guilt
11 October 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Jewish guilt is not a topic that I see portrayed much in movies, but "Leon the Pig Farmer" does a good job with it. Leon Geller (Mark Frankel) is a Jewish estate agent in London who one day discovers that he was the product of artificial insemination; his real father is a pig farmer. Going off to meet his "other" family, Leon has more than a few surprises! They did an interesting job here. True, non-Jews might not get all the jokes, but it's funny nonetheless. And I guess that we sometimes forget that there ARE Jews in England. Anyway, you might see if you can find this movie. You'll probably like it.

Oh, and by the way, that one character was played by Burt Kwouk (Kato from the "Pink Panther" movies).


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