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Pig Unclassified 18+

Director: Michael Sarnoski
Country: USA (2021)
Language: English

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MIFF’s beloved Nicolas Cage is back with a film perfectly suited to his particular set of skills: a revenge thriller centred on a stolen truffle pig (crazed Cage), but with a sober, unruffled tone that showcases the Oscar winner of yore (praised Cage).

Cage stars as Rob, a hermitic Oregonian truffle hunter and former chef who lives alone in the woods by choice, with only his beloved foraging hog for company. Less pet than livelihood, the sow has value for Rob that is more than just sentimental. So, when she’s pig-napped in a violent raid, Rob is forced to return to civilisation – and the past he deliberately left behind – as he goes looking for the animal, and the swine who took her.

Also featuring Adam Arkin (The Sessions, MIFF 2012) and Alex Wolff (Hereditary), the feature directorial debut of Michael Sarnoski has earned early comparisons to Taken and John Wick, but is decidedly its own beast. It’s not so much man-on-a-rampage as it is a sometimes-bloody but composed exploration of psychological damage – a character-driven drama that delves into the not-so-tasty side of haute cuisine. Pig allows Cage to deliver a more soulful, finely calibrated performance that once again proves just how eclectic and magnetic an actor he is. If you made it through MIFF’s overnight Cage-a-Thon in 2018, you already know this.

In Cinema

Sun 08 Aug 6:15 pm [26163]
Pig (90 mins)
Coburg Drive-In Field 1
Wheelchair Access
Sun 15 Aug 9:30 pm [19541]
Pig (90 mins)
Hoyts 11
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access

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Key Cast
Adam Arkin, Alex Wolff, Nicolas Cage
Director
Michael Sarnoski
Producers
Ben Giladi, Dimitra Tsingou, Dori Rath, Joe Restaino, Stephen Tisch, Thomas Benski, Vanessa Block
Screenwriter
Michael Sarnosk
Cinematographer
Pat Scola
Composer
Philip Klein
Editor
Brett Bachman
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital

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