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Het varken van Madonna (2011)

Traveling salesman Tony Roozen and his newest gadget, Porky (a robotic pig) end up stranded in the tiny hamlet of Madonna where deep and lasting political conflicts have disrupted village ... See full summary »

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Tony Roozen
Wine Dierickx ...
Maria Glorie
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Prosper
Elise Bottu ...
Gusta
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Burgemeester
Peter Van den Eede ...
Pastoor (as Peter van den Eede)
Jozef Demaré ...
Nestor
Marc Van Eeghem ...
Persijn
Rudi Delhem ...
Roland Vanwachtebeke
Peter Bulckaen ...
Pol Nachtegaele
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Berta Nachtegaele
Johanna Lesage ...
Melanie
Jan Vandendriessche ...
Valère
Twiggy Bossuyt ...
Vrouw burgemeester
Ille Geldhof ...
Vrouw Vanwachtebeke
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Traveling salesman Tony Roozen and his newest gadget, Porky (a robotic pig) end up stranded in the tiny hamlet of Madonna where deep and lasting political conflicts have disrupted village life. Tony can't wait to leave this godforsaken place but the young village teacher Maria Glorie needs his help. Who knows, maybe Porky can lend a hand? Written by loroms

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Comedic elements present, but they never coalesce
26 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie has some comedic elements with potential: a funny-looking mechanical pig that could be worth several laughs; a whole series of very interesting looking "characters" (presumably character actors)who reside in the tiny BE town and are put there to interact with the hero; an attractive hero who may have comedic potential; a reasonable budget to carry out the writer's dream (which never becomes clear); a cast of characters who appear to have acting experience. But these elements never come together into a comedy, only the vague promise of one. The characters appear ready for duty in each scene, properly costumed, sitting in decent sets...and then they never say or do anything that is funny -- even remotely funny. The movie was made in Flanders (Northern Belgium) and released amid much fanfare, and the previews showed some promise. But the humor never materializes. The picture is so bad that even a modest exercise of directorial talent could have introduced a single good joke into the film, but this does not happen -- no one steps forward to introduce anything funny -- a funny line, a funny move, anything. I viewed this in a theater of Belgian Americans, and not a single laugh was heard during the entire excruciating experience. Both the director and the writers deserve severe criticism for letting this escape the editing room, yet no editor could have saved it.


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