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When Pigs Have Wings

When Pigs Have Wings

A Feature film by Sylvain Estibal

Produced by Marilyn Productions

Release in France : 21/09/2011

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Marilyn Productions

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Saga Film, Barry Films

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StudioCanal, Rhamsa Productions

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After a storm, Jafaar, a Palestinian fisherman from Gaza, catches by chance in his net a pig that has fallen off a cargo boat. Although initially determined to get rid of this unclean animal, he decides to try to sell it and thereby add a little extra income to his pitiful existence.

Poor Jafaar then enters into an incredible and dubious business venture. In this tragicomedy, all the little folk of Gaza, caught between everyday hardship, Israeli military constraints, and the diktat of the fundamentalists in control, are represented by this poor fisherman whose only concern is to survive from day to day and who is willing to do anything to do so.

Jafaar, constantly making jokes about himself, even during tragic moments, evolves in this biting  comedy and leaves us hoping that if we can all get along indivdually, despite our differences, then perhaps we will eventually get along collectively.

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Full credits (14)

Production Manager :

Anne Degrémont

Assistant Director :

Alain Olivieri

Screenwriter :

Sylvain Estibal

Sound recordists :

Dirk Bombey, Gert Janssen, Mathieu Cox

Press Attaché (film) :

François Hassan Guerrar

Production Designer :

Albrecht Konrad

Casting :

Nicolas Ronchi

Executive Producer :

Franck Chorot

Line Producer :

Jean-Philippe Blime

Director of Photography :

Romain Winding

Production Manager :

Marc Olla

Editor :

Damien Keyeux

Music Composers :

Aqualactica, Boogie Balagan

Costume designer :

Joséphine Gracia

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Feature film

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English, Arabic

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France, Germany, Belgium

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Majority French (France, Germany, Belgium)

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1 h 39 min

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Awards (2)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2012

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2012)


César Award for Best First Feature


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