The Pig's Law

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The Pig's Law
FrenchLa Loi du cochon
Directed byÉrik Canuel
Written byJoanne Arseneau
Produced byJacques Bonin
Claude Veillet
StarringIsabel Richer
Catherine Trudeau
Sylvain Marcel
CinematographyJérôme Sabourin
Edited byJean-François Bergeron
Music byDazmo
Films Vision 4
Cirrus Communications
Distributed byAlliance Atlantis
Release date
  • October 25, 2001 (2001-10-25)
Running time
98 minutes

The Pig's Law (French: La Loi du cochon) is a Canadian crime comedy-drama film, directed by Érik Canuel and released in 2001.[1] The film stars Isabel Richer and Catherine Trudeau as Stéphane and Bettie Brousseau, two sisters running a struggling pig farm in rural Quebec; they have rented part of their land out to a criminal marijuana smuggling ring led by Paquette (Sylvain Marcel), but run afoul of the smugglers when Stéphane sells part of the crop herself without their knowledge to pay off her mortgage debt before the farm is foreclosed.[2]

The film's cast also includes Christian Bégin, Jean-Nicolas Verreault, Stéphane Demers, Christopher Heyerdahl and Marie Brassard.

Richer received a Prix Jutra nomination for Best Actress at the 4th Jutra Awards.[3]


  1. ^ "Loi du cochon, La – Film d’Érik Canuel". Films du Québec, January 23, 2009.
  2. ^ "Drug problems take root in Loi du Cochon". Montreal Gazette, October 5, 2001.
  3. ^ "Hot year at home: Jutra nominees reflect a booming local film scene". Montreal Gazette, January 24, 2002.

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