When Pigs Have Wings

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When Pigs Have Wings (French: Le Cochon de Gaza; lit.'The pig from Gaza') is a 2011 French-German-Belgian comedy film directed by Sylvain Estibal.[2][3]

When Pigs Have Wings
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Film poster
FrenchLe cochon de Gaza
Directed bySylvain Estibal
Written bySylvain Estibal
Produced byJean-Philippe Blime
Franck Chorot
Benito Mueller
Wolfgang Müller
Jean-Jacques Neira
Hubert Toint
Jeremy Burdek
Maya Hariri
Joffrey Hutin
Nadia Khamlichi
Adrian Politowski
Gilles Waterkeyn
Marc Olla
StarringSasson Gabai
CinematographyRomain Winding
Edited byDamien Keyeux
Music byAqualactica
Boogie Balagan
Distributed byStudioCanal
Release date
  • 21 September 2011 (2011-09-21)
Running time
98 minutes
Budget$4 million
Box office$4.2 million[1]


One day Jaafar, a fortuneless Palestinian fisherman, catches a Vietnamese pig in his fishing nets. Torn between his Muslim faith and his desire to improve the lives of his wife and himself, pay debts and the reality of the conflict, Jaafar decides to undertake a most unusual trade with a young Russian-Israeli settler, Yelena. She raises pigs and - having no male pig of her own - she asks Jafaar to bring him the seed of his pig.



The film was shot in Malta.


Award Category Recipient Result
César Award Best First Feature Film Sylvain Estibal & Franck Chorot Won
Magritte Award Best Editing Damien Keyeux Nominated
Best Foreign Film in Coproduction Sylvain Estibal Nominated
Munich Film Festival One Future Prize Sylvain Estibal Won
Tokyo International Film Festival Audience Award Sylvain Estibal Won
Tokyo Grand Prix Sylvain Estibal Nominated


  1. ^ "Le Cochon de Gaza (2011)". JPBox-Office. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  2. ^ ""Le cochon de Gaza" - Tout est bon dans ce cochon - Le Point". Lepoint.fr. 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  3. ^ "When Pigs Have Wings (Le Cochon de Gaza): Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter.

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