The Pig
The Pig
The Pig
The Pig
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Co-directing with Jean-Michel Barjol, Eustache creates for Le Cochon a cinéma vérité record of a farming community's ritual slaughter of a pig in Pessac, the filmmaker's rural hometown. The documentary captures in unflinching detail -- and in beautifully unpolished black-and-white cinematography -- the procedural killing, dismembering, and processing of the animal, resulting in a depiction of both the physical gruesomeness and artisanal craft of such work. Le Cochon not only builds upon Eustache's ethnographic representation of working class custom and tradition in La Rosière de Pessac (1968) but also develops the tough yet compassionate lens he would soon apply to his feature narratives.


  • 50 min
  • B&W
  • 1.37:1


  • DCP

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