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Leon the Pig Farmer

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Comedy
Release Date:January 1, 1993
Running time:108 minutes
Cast:Mark Frankel, Brian Glover, Janet Suzman, Connie Booth, David de Keyser
Director:Vadim Jean, Gary Sinyor
Producer:Vadim Jean, Gary Sinyor
Writer:Michael Normand, Gary Sinyor
Distributor:Unapix Films

Description: 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.~ Judd Blaise, All Movie Guide

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