When Pigs Have Wings (2011)

IIA 2011-09-21 (FR) Comedy 1h 38m
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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.

  1. Sylvain Estibal

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Sasson Gabai

    Sasson Gabai


  2. Ulrich Tukur

    Ulrich Tukur

    UN official

  3. Baya Belal

    Baya Belal


  4. Gassan Abbas

    Gassan Abbas


  5. Myriam Tekaïa

    Myriam Tekaïa


  6. Khalifa Natour

    Khalifa Natour


  7. Lotfi Abdelli

    Lotfi Abdelli

    Young policeman

  8. Zohar Wexler

    Zohar Wexler

    Colony Soldier

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When Pigs Have Wings
When Pigs Have Wings

Original Title Le Cochon de Gaza

Status Released

Original Language Arabic

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