The Advocate Poster

Release Date: 1993

DVD Release Date: July 1st, 2003

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

Keywords: Brash, Daughter, Mystery, Amusing, Forbidden love, Spirited