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A Private Function

5.7
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Original title
A Private Function
Year
Running time
96 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Alan Bennett (Story: Alan Bennett, Malcolm Mowbray)
Music
John Du Prez
Cinematography
Tony Pierce-Roberts
Cast
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Producer
HandMade Films
Genre
Comedy | 1940s. Animals
Synopsis / Plot
Life isn't easy in 1947 Yorkshire where strict post-war rationing is putting the squeeze on the townspeople. But when a married working-class couple (Palin and Smith) discovers that the town s wealthy elite has been secretly fattening up an illegal pig for their own selfish gluttony they hatch an outlandish kidnapping scheme that gives new meaning to the phrase bringing home the bacon!

Michael Palin (A Fish Called Wanda) teams with Oscar® winner* Maggie Smith (Gosford Park) in this uproarious comedy in which the laughs come fast (Variety) and the upper class becomes furious! Co-starring Denholm Elliott Pete Postlethwaite and one divine swine this hilarious comedy is alive and unruly [and] the humor keeps boiling up (Pauline Kael: The New Yorker)!
Awards
1984: 3 BAFTA Awards, including Best Actress (Maggie Smith). 5 Nominations
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