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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


    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.

    Actors (10)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Marilyn Productions

    Foreign production companies :

    Saga Film, Barry Films

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    Co-productions :

    STUDIOCANAL, Rhamsa Productions

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    Photos (11)

    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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    Production language :

    English, Arabic

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Germany, Belgium

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    Majority French (France, Germany, Belgium)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 39 min

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    Dolby SRD

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    Posters (3)


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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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