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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 more »

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Richard Courtois
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Albertus
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Pincheon
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Samira
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Seigneur Jehan d'Auferre
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Magistrate Boniface
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Jeannine Martin
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Mathieu
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Filette d'Auferre
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Maria
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Bailiff Labatier
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Madame Langlois
Raoul Delfosse ...
Blind George
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Gerard d'Auferre
Jean-Pierre Stewart ...
Sheriff
Emil Wolk ...
Print Seller
Dave Atkins ...
Valliere
François Lalande ...
Builder
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Apothecary
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Mahmoud
Joanna Dunham ...
Lady Catherine d'Auferre
Michael Cronin ...
Dark Stranger
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Sheriff's Officer
Charles Dale ...
First Witness
Gordon Langford Rowe ...
Second Witness
Judy Pascoe ...
Travelling Player
Roy Evans ...
Travelling Player
Robert Putt ...
Travelling Player
Ralph Nossek ...
Poiccard
Melissa Wilkes ...
Young Girl (as Melissa Wilks)
David Larkin ...
Young Boy
Patricia Psaliopoulos ...
Peasant Woman
Alain Blazquez ...
Cuckolded Man
Isabelle Marcoz ...
Woman in Coach
Marie-Pierre Cascales ...
Woman in Coach
Jean-Jacques Charliot ...
Roger Landrier
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Serf 1 (uncredited)
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Torch bearer at Feast (uncredited)

Directed by

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Leslie Megahey

Written by

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Leslie Megahey ... (written by)

Produced by

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Dave Edwards ... associate producer
Jean-Claude Fleury ... executive producer
Claudine Sainderichin ... executive producer
David M. Thompson ... producer
Michael Wearing ... executive producer
Bob Weinstein ... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein ... executive producer

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Alexandre Desplat

Cinematography by

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John Hooper

Film Editing by

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Isabelle Dedieu

Editorial Department

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Jeremy Gibbs ... associate editor
Keith Mason ... second assistant film editor
Sarah Thomas ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Joyce Nettles

Production Design by

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Bruce Macadie

Art Direction by

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Jane Broomfield

Costume Design by

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Anna Buruma

Makeup Department

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Chantal Antoine ... makeup artist: France
Catherine Bruchon ... makeup artist: France
Daniel Phillips ... makeup artist (as Darren Philips)
Jan Sewell ... makeup designer
Vicky Voller ... makeup supervisor (as Victoria Voller)

Production Management

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Jean-Claude Charrat ... production manager: France
Anne Greenhalgh ... post-production supervisor: Miramax Films
David Mason ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Pip Short ... first assistant director
Debbi Slater ... second assistant director
Lindsay Trenholme ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Danny Euston ... property master
Simon Fairclough ... props
Brian Hunt ... scenic artist
Jacques Mollon ... art director: France
Peter Nurse ... scenic artist
Laura Richardson ... production buyer
Jane Shepherd ... art director: UK
Steve 'Moose' Smith ... props daily

Sound Department

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Julie Ankerson ... foley artist
Jean-Marie Blondel ... boom operator
Daniel Brisseau ... sound recordist
Gérard Chiron ... recording sound engineer
John Fewell ... foley artist
Chris Hainstock ... sound effects editor
Paul Hamblin ... re-recording mixer
Andy Kennedy ... digital sound effects
Louise Leonard ... assistant sound effects editor
Clive Pendry ... sound re-recording assistant
Tom Swanscott ... adr mixer / foley mixer
Philip Taylor ... sound
Joe Walker ... sound editor
Jon Whitson ... assistant dialogue editor
Stephen Young ... dialogue editor
Dan Edelstein ... supervising sound editor: US release (uncredited)
Steve Hancock ... sound camera operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Stuart Brisdon ... special effects
John Van Der Pool ... special effects technician

Stunts

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Wayne Docksey ... stunts
Pascal Guégan ... stunts
Mario Luraschi ... stunt coordinator
Pascal Madura ... stunts
Leslie Rain ... stunts (as Lesley Garanson)
Jérôme Henry Team ... stunts (as Jerome Henry)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Sophie Baker ... still photographer
Eddie Burt ... key grip
Andy Cole ... electrician
Tristam Cones ... clapper loader
Dave Cumming ... electrician
Hervé Denis ... electrician
Marc Falchier ... additional camera operator / camera operator
Graham Hazard ... focus puller
Robert Julian ... best boy electric
Pat Miller ... electrician
Jean-Philippe Pasquier ... additional grip
Laurie Shane ... gaffer
Nigel Willoughby ... camera operator
Bernard Wuthrich ... Steadicam operator: France

Casting Department

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Pascale Badard ... extras casting: France
Cathy Bell ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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George Amet ... wardrobe assistant: France
Lyn Avery ... costume supervisor
Lydia Bernadi ... wardrobe assistant: France
Abigail Hicks ... wardrobe assistant
Virginia Humphries ... wardrobe assistant: France
Franca Knight ... assistant costume designer
Ray Milhuison ... wardrobe assistant
Florence Parcot ... wardrobe assistant: France

Location Management

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Jean-Michel Ardoin ... location manager: France

Music Department

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John Timperley ... music recording engineer

Other crew

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Elinor Day ... script editor
Wayne Docksey ... animal master / horse master
Carol Gardner ... script supervisor
Jane Gibson ... choreographer
Rhian Llewellyn ... finance assistant
Jean-Pierre Morillon ... unit runner: France
Richard Morrison ... title designer
Jill Pack ... production executive
Maggie Phelan ... production accountant: Hour of the Pig Productions
Deborah Pope ... choreographer
Bridget Raban ... finance assistant
Véronique Sartre ... production assistant: France
John Smithson ... production consultant
Christophe Trahand ... unit runner: France
Jane Tranter ... script editor
Sarah White ... production secretary

Thanks

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Harvey Weinstein ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines When murder is the motive, seduction is the last defense. See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'heure du cochon (France)
  • The Advocate (United States)
  • Pesthauch des Bösen (Germany)
  • Vreme svinje (Serbia)
  • A Hora do Porco (Brazil)
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  • 112 min
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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Natural Born Killers/Blankman/Fresh/Wagons East/The Advocate (1994). See more »
Soundtracks Quant Voi en la Fin D'este See more »
Quotes Albertius: In a world where nothing is truly reasonable, nothing is truly mad.
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