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Saving My Pig (2018)

Mon cochon et moi (original title)
The delicate story of the friendship between a man and a piglet, taking place in contemporary Bulgaria.


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Credited cast:
Gérard Depardieu ... Vania
Dessy Tenekedjieva ... Nora
Nadejda Stefanova Nadejda Stefanova ... Elena
Zdravets Zdravchev Zdravets Zdravchev ... Krazimir (as Zdravets Zdravche)
Yohann Chopin ... Boris
Marco Di Stefano ... Sandokan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claudia Fratarcangeli Claudia Fratarcangeli ... Herself secretary
Zdravets Zdravchev Zdravets Zdravchev ... Krazimir


In a small Bulgarian village, Vania, a depressed elderly man lives with his close-knit family. One day his granddaughter Elena, who is very fond of her grandfather, encourages the family to buy him a dog. However, due to their dire economic situation they decide to buy him a pig, that way the pig can also be slaughtered later to feed the family. Vania, who agreed to the idea of a dog, becomes very disillusioned when they present him a pig instead. Over time though, the old man and the pig become just like friends and spend a lot of time together. When the time comes to slaughter the pig Vania goes crazy. On the eve of the killing, he conspires with his granddaughter Elena to escape in his old Trabant. He decides to take his four-legged friend and head for Turkey, where pork is not eaten. Thus, begins a journey of surreal encounters, full of interesting and unsophisticated characters but loyal and sympathetic to Vania. Through his journey, the old farmer, who seems abandoned to die, ...

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Comedy | Drama







Release Date:

10 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le voyage See more »

Filming Locations:

Plovdiv, Bulgaria See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Trakia Film See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)


Color | Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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great movie
12 February 2019 | by polhefeSee all my reviews

A great movie, full of the simplicity of live. I think the film is hard to understand for those who have departed from the simplicity of specific East European life.

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