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Pigs Will Fly

Pigs Will Fly
Andreas Schmidt, Laura Tonke, Thomas Morris (photo © Eoin Moore)

Pigs Will Fly tells the story of a wife-batterer, Laxe, who, facing a possible prison sentence in his home town Berlin, flees to San Francisco, where his brother Walter has been living for over ten years. Their reunion awakens memories of their violent childhood and brings the batterer to a new awareness of his own deeds. A new relationship with a girl named Inga in San Francisco will become the ultimate test for him.


Eoin Moore was born in 1968 in Dublin/Ireland. He studied at the German Film & Television Academy Berlin (dffb) and has worked as a soundman and cameraman. He graduated from the dffb in 1998 with Break Even (Plus-Minus Null), which won four awards at international festivals and was shown at over 40 festivals in 25 countries. His other films include: Spiel mir das Lied vom toten Trabbi (short, 1991), So oder so (short, 1992), Children of Light (documentary, 1992), Digital Video Ballet (short, 1993), Driver (short, 1993), Loops of Infinity (short, 1994), Der Duft des Mannes (short, 1994), Storm Rising (short, 1995), Neuneinhalb Minuten (short, 1996), Conamara (2000), Why Don\'t We Do It in the Road? (Verkehrsinsel, 2001), Pigs Will Fly (2002), and No Sweat (Im Schwitzkasten, 2005).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2002
Director Eoin Moore
Screenplay Eoin Moore, Nadya Derado
Cinematography Bernd Loehr
Oliver Gieth, Eoin Moore
Warner Poland, Kai-Uwe Kohlschmidt, Chris Whitley
Cast Andreas Schmidt, Thomas Morris, Laura Tonke, Kirsten Block, Alexis Lezin, Udo Kier, Hans Peter Hallwachs, Heike Schober, Michael Kind, Steffen Muenster, Stefan Lochau
Producers Anne Leppin, Eoin Moore, Sigrid Hoerner
Production Company Workshop Leppin Moore Hoerner/Berlin, in cooperation with ZDF
Length 102 min
Original Version
 German/English
Subtitled Versions English, German, Spanish
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals San Sebastian 2002 (in competition), Hof 2002
German Distributor Piffl Medien/Berlin

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