The Advocate Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for The Advocate the Movie

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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.


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Available on VHS
Running time 102 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Black Comedy, Sex & Sexuality, Law & Lawyers, Period Piece: 15th Century, France, Justice Prevails...?, Pigs, Gypsies
Leslie Megahey
Colin Firth, Amina Annabi, Nicol Williamson, Ian Holm, Lysette Anthony, Donald Pleasence, Michael Gough, Harriet Walter, Jim Carter, Dave Atkins
Leslie Megahey
David H. Thompson, BBC Films, CIBY 2000, Miramax

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