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Movie Review: Pig

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SarahJane HeckscherMarquis wrote this review 5 years ago

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Pig is a superbly crafted independent film for the discerning thinker. Intelligent, with insightful character performances, and a complex plot; this is a film which makes you think about the nature of identity. Who are you really, if you are just the sum of your experiences, who will you be if you can no longer remember those experiences, and you do not know where you are or how you got there. A man wakes up in the desert, his hands are tied behind him, and there is a black hood over his head. He is all alone, he has no idea how he got there. Soon he realises that not only does he not know how he got there, he does not know who he is. Pig is the story of his journey and the discoveries that he makes. He is no longer certain who he is, or even what he is. His journey of discovery does not bring easy answers to his damaged soul. With this film writer/director Henry Barrial proves beyond any doubt that he is truly a master. With a beautifully judged, subtle and intelligent performance from actor Rudolf Martin in the leading role, this is a wonderful and moving story. This film is, simply, one of the best and most rewarding features I have seen on a big screen in a very long time.



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