The Advocate (The Hour of the Pig) (1994)

The Advocate (The Hour of the Pig)

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In France in 1452, the dark superstition of the Medieval era was beginning to give way to the more enlightened attitudes of the Renaissance. But the changes were slow in coming, as Richard Courtois (Colin Firth) learns when he moves to the country village of Abbeville, owned and ruled by the Seigneur (Nicol Williamson). Courtois is a lawyer, or an "advocate" as they were called in those days, and the Seigneur has hired him to act as a public defender for those who cannot provide their own legal … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
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On DVD: Jul 1, 2003
Runtime:
Miramax

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Cast


as Richard Courtois

as Albertus

as Pincheon

as The Seigneur

as Samira

as Mathieu

as Magistrate Boniface

as Jeannine

as Madame Langlois

as Print Seller

as Bailiff Labatier

as Blind George

as Valliere

as Apothecary

as Mahmoud

as Lady Catherine d'Auf...

as Sheriff's Officer

as Witness

as Travelling Player

as Travelling Player

as Poiccard

as Dark Stranger
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