Synopsis:
Far far away, nestled in the West region of Belgium, lies a tiny hamlet called ‘Madonna’. A village with less than a dozen houses, and a tiny church but haunted by deep divisions. The village’s daily routine is thoroughly disrupted as a result of a dispute between a striking service station attendant, a searing mayor, a nervous priest and an intriguing village teacher.

Until the day that travelling salesman, Tony Roozen, who is pitching his newest gadget, Porky (a robotic pig that spreads pheromones) to farmers, is stranded in this strange polder village because his car breaks down. If he wants to save his relationship, then he has no choice but to get out of there as soon as possible to attend to his fiancée’s needs during their family weekend in the Ardennes.

The village teacher, Maria Glorie and her great-grandmother, Gusta, provide him with accommodation. But the other villagers have no intention of helping him to get back to civilization anytime soon. They have other things on their mind including the crucial, upcoming referendum on the relocation of the Madonna statue in the village.

And then there is the dead frontline soldier, Prosper, who has been haunting the village since the First World War singing merry tunes.

Will Madonna’s pig help them?
Cast:
Kevin Janssens, Wine Dierickx
Director's filmography:
- Villa des Roses (2001 - Feature)
- L'Empereur du goût (2008 - TV)
- Madonna’s Pig (2011 - Feature)
Web:

http://www.hetvarkenvanmadonna.be

Type:
Feature
Genre:
Fiction
Year of production:
2011
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
90'
Majority:
No
Production:
Climax Films
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