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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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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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26 February 1993 (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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Referenced in The Making of 'Event Horizon' (2006) See more »

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My life, already
27 August 1999 | by (London) – See all my reviews

When even Woody Allen seems to have given up making overtly Jewish movies, Leon is a novelty. OK, some of the comedy borders on stereotype, but, I can tell you from experience, it's still true. The confusions of identity, culture, heritage etc are a ready source of sardonic wit. And it's not just a film for Jewish people either - anybody with experience of cultures centred around insane families will appreciate it. In my circle, Indians, Italians and the Irish seem to have a particular affinity. On a sadder note, the film features mark Frankel, whose untimely death was potentially a major loss to the Brit industry.


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