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The Advocate

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Bizarre black comedy about 15th-century Paris lawyer Richard Courtois (Firth) who decides to ply his trade in the country, only to find things stranger than he can imagine. His first case turns out to be defending a pig that's accused of murdering a child. And the pig is owned by beautiful gypsy Samira (Annabi), so the idealistic lawyer can fall in love (or lust). There's religion and superstition, there's power struggles, there's ignorance versus knowledge--things sound very modern indeed.

Directed by: Leslie Megahey

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Who Stars in The Advocate

Colin Firth
Richard Courtois

Colin Firth

Ian Holm
Albertus

Ian Holm

Nicol Williamson
Seigneur Jehan d'Auferre

Nicol Williamson

Michael Gough
Magistrate Boniface

Michael Gough


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Status
Released

Release Date
1993-09-25

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 42 mins

Revenue
$ 667.00 (USA)

Genres
Drama History Thriller Crime Romance Comedy


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