Hoping to escape the complications of 15th-century Paris, young lawyer Richard Courtois takes a job as a public defender in a rural area. There he finds himself defending a pig accused of murdering a Jewish boy. Squaring off against a determined prosecutor and Catholic priest, Richard defends the animal, which is owned by a beautiful gypsy woman, Samira. The medieval justice system and local superstitions mingle as the case plays out.
Director: Leslie Megahey. AKA The Advocate.
Writer: Leslie Megahey.
Stars: Colin Firth, Ian Holm, Donald Pleasence, Nicol Williamson, Jim Carter, Amina Annabi, Michael Gough, Harriet Walter, Jim Carter, Lysette Anthony, Sophie Dix, Vincent Grass, Elizabeth Spriggs, Raoul Delfosse, Justin Chadwick, Jean-Pierre Stewart.
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