War On Screen - Festival International des cinémas de guerre

Special Screenings

When Pigs Have Wings thursday

Horaires de la séance de 20h45 à 22h45

Lieu de la séance Suippes

Réalisateur Sylvain Estibal

Pays France/Germany/Belgium

Film length : 99 min

Language(s) : English, French Subtitles

Format : 35mm

Genre : Comedy

When Pigs Have Wings (2011)

open air screening

Starring Sasson Gabai, Baya Belal, Khalifa Natour


After a tempest, fishermen do not find only fish in their nets. That is what happens to Jafaar, a poor fisherman who lives poorly in Gaza. And what he hauls in is really upsetting : imagine that, a pig! An unclean animal judged impure not only by the Faith of Islam but also by the Jewish religion. Determined to get rid of the animal, Jafaar tries desperately to sell it, first to a United Nations official, then to a Jewish colony where Yelena raises pigs not for their meat but for security reasons. Of course, going unnoticed in the company of a "forbidden" animal, among his Palestinian brothers, past Israeli soldiers and under the scrutiny of Islamic fundamentalists is no bed of roses and a series of misadventures await Jafaar....




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