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R| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
Hoping to escape the complications of 15th-century Paris, young lawyer Richard Courtois (Colin Firth) 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 (Donald Pleasence) and Catholic priest (Ian Holm), Richard defends the animal, which is owned by a beautiful gypsy woman, Samira (Amina Annabi). The medieval justice system and local superstitions mingle as the case plays out.

Cast: Colin Firth , Lysette Anthony , Ian Holm , Donald Pleasence , Amina Annabi , Nicol Williamson ,

Director: Leslie Megahey

Genres: Drama

The Advocate (1993)

Release Date: January 1st, 1993|1 hr. 42 min.

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