Leon The Pig Farmer

Leon The Pig Farmer

Director: Vadim Jean, Gary Sinyor

Cast: Mark Frankel, Janet Suzman

     
 
A Jewish Londoner embarks on a journey to find himself after learning some shocking news about his past in this eccentric British comedy. As the film begins, Leon (Mark Frankel) is already in a time of transition, having quit his job for moral reasons and assumed a position in his mother's catering firm. His life is thrown into even more disarray when a bizarre

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A Jewish Londoner embarks on a journey to find himself after learning some shocking news about his past in this eccentric British comedy. As the film begins, Leon (Mark Frankel) is already in a time of transition, having quit his job for moral reasons and assumed a position in his mother's catering firm. His life is thrown into even more disarray when a bizarre coincidence reveals the truth behind his birth: not only was his birth the result of artificial insemination, but a lab mix-up means that his real, biological father is a complete stranger. The confused Leon sets out to find his "real" dad, and unexpectedly discovers that he is descended from a family of Yorkshire pig farmers. Co-directors Vadim Jean and Gary Sinyor move their story in fits and starts, allowing room for countless digressions, from a torrid affair with a outrageous artist (Maryam d'Abo) to the accidental breeding of a rather unique pig. While the film proves uneven, fans of the quirkier varieties of British comedy should find Leon the Pig Farmer's off-beat tone and taste for surrealistic details suitably entertaining.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/15/2012
UPC:
5027626704643
Original Release:
1992
Source:
Ais

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mark Frankel Leon Geller
Janet Suzman Judith Geller
Brian Glover Brian Chadwick
Connie Booth Yvonne Chadwick
David de Keyser Sidney Geller
Maryam D'Abo Madeleine
Gina Bellman Lisa
Jean Anderson Mrs Samuels
Bernard Bresslaw Rabbi Hartmann
Annette Crosbie Doctor Johnson
Burt Kwouk Art Collector
John Woodvine Vitelli
Vincenzo Ricotta Elliot Cohen
Stephen Greif Doctor
Neil Mullarkey Waiter
Sean Pertwee Keith Chadwick
Barry Stanton Peter
Peter Whitman Rabbi Jobson
Stanley Davis Gutterman
Thelma Ruby Mrs Bernstein
Rachel Fielding Blonde
Edward Dentith Old Man
Clive Panto Morris
John Guerrasio Jimmy's Man
David Graham The Chef
Hana-Maria Pravda Woman
Simon Phillips Artist
David Ash Morgan
Virginia Scott Cynthia
John Phillips Trevor
Sara Mansfield Naked Cellist

Technical Credits
Vadim Jean Director,Producer
Gary Sinyor Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Paul Brooks Executive Producer
James Helps Art Director
David A. Hughes Score Composer
Michael Normand Screenwriter

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