The Advocate (The Hour of the Pig)
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The Advocate (The Hour of the Pig)
In France in 1452, the dark superstition of the Medieval era was beginning to give way to the more enlightened attitudes of the Renaissance. But the changes were slow in coming, as Richard Courtois (Colin Firth) learns when he moves to the country village of Abbeville, owned and ruled by the Seigneur (Nicol Williamson). Courtois is a lawyer, or an "advocate" as they were called in those days, and the Seigneur has hired him to act as a public defender for those who cannot provide their own legal counsel. One odd remnant of the dark ages that Abbeville has not purged from its legal… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

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"A unique subject, though it's presented a little unevenly. Firth is a real charmer."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
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