When Pigs Fly


1h 34m 1993

Brief Synopsis

Marty is a failed jazz musician whose reclusive life has become limited to occasional piano lessons, the companionship of his sleepy dog Dolphy, and brief contact with Sheila, a go-go dancer who rents a room in his rundown house. Sheila comes across an antique rocking chair and delivers it to Marty

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Filmf√∑rderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein; Nippon Film Development & Finance Inc; Pandora Films
Distribution Company
Pandora Films
Location
Wismar, Germany; Hamburg, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

Marty is a failed jazz musician whose reclusive life has become limited to occasional piano lessons, the companionship of his sleepy dog Dolphy, and brief contact with Sheila, a go-go dancer who rents a room in his rundown house. Sheila comes across an antique rocking chair and delivers it to Marty as an act of friendship. However, the rocking chair comes with a pair of surprises: two ghosts who died in the chair years earlier. One ghost is a rambunctious child named Ruthie who died a century earlier from illness; the other is a sexy and more contemporary spirit named Lilly who was killed inthe chair by her abusive husband Frank, the owner of a local bar. Realizing they have a chance to escape their imprisonment to the rocking chair, Lilly and Ruthie make themselves known to Marty and Sheila, with Frank as the target of their ghostly wrath.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Filmf√∑rderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein; Nippon Film Development & Finance Inc; Pandora Films
Distribution Company
Pandora Films
Location
Wismar, Germany; Hamburg, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States August 1993

Released in United States February 1994

Released in United States March 1995

Released in United States May 1993

Released in United States October 1993

Released in United States on Video June 30, 1998

Released in United States Summer July 26, 1996

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (market) February 10-21, 1994.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 13-24, 1993.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (in competition) August 5-15, 1993.

Shown at MIFED in Milan October 24-29, 1993.

Shown at South By Southwest (SXSW) Film & Media Conference in Austin, Texas March 10-18, 1995.

Began shooting November 2, 1992.

Completed shooting December 19, 1992.

aspect ratio 1:1.85

Released in United States February 1994 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (market) February 10-21, 1994.)

Released in United States March 1995 (Shown at South By Southwest (SXSW) Film & Media Conference in Austin, Texas March 10-18, 1995.)

Released in United States May 1993 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 13-24, 1993.)

Released in United States on Video June 30, 1998

Released in United States Summer July 26, 1996

Released in United States August 1993 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (in competition) August 5-15, 1993.)

Released in United States October 1993 (Shown at MIFED in Milan October 24-29, 1993.)