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Leon the Pig Farmer (1992)

 -  Comedy  -  26 February 1993 (UK)
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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
Brian Glover ...
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
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Elliot Cohen (as Vincenzo Ricotta)
Jean Anderson ...
Mrs. Samuels
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Vitelli
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Dr. Johnson
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Doctor
Neil Mullarkey ...
Waiter
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Art Collector
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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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Ham-fisted!
10 February 2007 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

You can leave the Church of England altogether; Catholics lapse, but remain in some senses Catholic; and you're always a Jew. On this basis, there may be thought be to some good ground for comedy in a film about a Jewish man, who, while in the midst of a general life-crisis, discovers that on top of all his other problems, his true father is a Yorkshire pig-farmer! Unfortunately, this is an almost embarrassingly amateurish movie. It has no idea of how to handle a storyline, while both realism and belly-laughs are eschewed in favour of a half-hearted stylisation that never even manages to convey a mood, let alone find a comic vein. Moreover, in a huge number of scenes, the natural object of our attention is off-camera: in some cases, that's because the object cannot be filmed, but whether the other cases are explained by directorial preference or incompetence I wouldn't like to say. A clumsy and anaemic film, you won't miss much if you don't see it.


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