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A Private Function [videorecording]

HandMade Films ; written by Alan Bennett ; original story by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray ; produced by Mark Shivas ; directed by Malcolm Mowbray
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
An ambitious couple and a V.I.P (Very Important Pig) collide in this outrageous comedy of manners! During a time of extreme food rationing in England following World War II, one town's upper class bends the rules by illegally fattening a prize pig for a feast to celebrate the upcoming royal wedding. When a timid foot doctor and his bossy wife get wind of the plan, they seize the chance to climb the social ladder by kidnapping the pig, which has a few unpleasant surprises of its own in store.--Container.
Director
Malcolm Mowbray
Performers
Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliot, Richard Griffiths, Tony Haygarth, John Normington, Bill Paterson, Liz Smith, Alison Steadman.
Release Date
1984
Run Time
92 min.
Language
English dialogue, English subtitles for the hearing impaired
Rating
MPAA rating: R
Notes
  • Title from container.
  • Videodisc release of the 1984 motion picture by HandMade Films.
Edition
Widescreen version
Credits
Executive producers, George Harrison and Denis O'Brien ; music, John Du Prez.
Published
Chatsworth, Calif. : Distributed by Image Entertainment, 2011.
Publisher no.
ID6580HHDVD Image Entertainment
Description
1 videodisc (ca. 92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen 1.78:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Dolby Digital stereo.
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