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The Advocate (1993)

The Hour of the Pig (original title)
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In medieval France, young lawyer Richard Courtois leaves Paris for the simpler life in the country. However, he is soon drawn into amorous and political intrigues. At the same time, he is ... See full summary »

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In medieval France, young lawyer Richard Courtois leaves Paris for the simpler life in the country. However, he is soon drawn into amorous and political intrigues. At the same time, he is pushed to defend a pig, owned by the mysterious gypsy Samira. The pig has been arrested for the murder of a young boy. Written by Reid Gagle

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When murder is the motive, seduction is the last defense.


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Rated R for elements of strong sexuality | See all certifications »
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24 August 1994 (USA)  »

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The Advocate  »

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$667,078
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1.85 : 1
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Appearing on the American talk show The Talk (2010) in 2012, Executive Producer Harvey Weinstein recalled this movie as being the worst film he had worked on, a complete disaster, and urged the audience not to see it. See more »

Goofs

In the epilogue crawl, the character name Mathieu is spelled once correctly, and in a subsequent paragraph as Mathiew. See more »

Quotes

Samira: It was a nursery rhyme. It's the way you say it!
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Featured in Screen Two: The Hour of the Pig (1995) See more »

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Quant Voi en la Fin D'este
Written by Perrin D'Agincourt
Performed by the St. George's Canzona
Counter-tenor, Derek Harrison
Arranged by John Sothcott
Courtesy of CRD Records
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Fresh, Well-Researched, Imaginative
5 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

I caught this movie after reading an interview in the Washington Post with the writer/director---I *love* movies where the strangest parts are all actually true. I'm very surprised it's not more popular (though it's interesting the video box never even mentions that it's set in Medieval France!). A hidden gem.


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