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Leon the Pig Farmer (1992)

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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. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: , ,
On DVD: Jul 20, 1994
Runtime:
Unapix Films

Cast

Mark Frankel
as Leon Geller
Janet Suzman
as Judith Geller
Brian Glover
as Brian Chadwick
Connie Booth
as Yvonne Chadwick
David de Keyser
as Sidney Geller
Maryam d'Abo
as Madeleine
Jean Anderson
as Mrs Samuels
Bernard Bresslaw
as Rabbi Hartmann
Annette Crosbie
as Doctor Johnson
Burt Kwouk
as Art Collector
Vincenzo Ricotta
as Elliot Cohen
Sean Pertwee
as Keith Chadwick
Peter Whitman
as Rabbi Jobson
Stanley Davis
as Gutterman
Thelma Ruby
as Mrs Bernstein
John Guerrasio
as Jimmy's Man
David Graham
as The Chef
David Ash
as Morgan
Sara Mansfield
as Naked Cellist
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