When Pigs Have Wings, DVD


A down-on-his-luck fisherman lands an unexpected catch in this comedy debut from director Sylvain Estibal.

Set against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian struggle, luckless Gazan fisherman Jafaar (Sasson Gabay) literally lives under the shadow of the Israeli Army (they've requisitioned his roof to guard the road below).

Barely managing to scrape a living from the local waters, his life changes overnight when pulling up his nets one day he lands not fish, but a 110-pound Vietnamese pot-bellied pig.

Unfortunately, Jafaar's problems are only just beginning.

Aware that his religion bans him from touching or eating the pig, and unable to kill it, he quickly embarks on a series of hair-brained schemes aimed at offloading the animal once and for all.


  • Format: DVD
  • Region: 2
  • Certification: (12)
  • EAN: 5055201822796
  • Catalogue number: OPTD2500
  • Studio: StudioCanal
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Drama
  • Colour: Colour


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