Pig: The Review

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“I don’t remember what I remember.” ~ The Man (Rudolf Martin)

A few weeks ago I wrote a preview of Pig. I thought it looked interesting and it sounded like it had some good twists in it, and I have to say, it definitely did.

Here’s a trailer to refresh your memory:

Pig follows a man (Rudolf Martin) as he attempts to figure out who he is after waking up in the desert with his hands tied behind his back, a black hood on his head and absolutely no memories of his life before that moment.

The movie starts with a short interview tape of the man. From there, it goes to the man as he wakes up in the desert. After shaking the hood from his head, he begins to wander through the desert in hopes of finding water, shelter and perhaps something to cut the ties that bind him.

After wandering for a while he finds some rocks and after a few attempts finds an adequately sharp enough rock to cut the ties from his wrists. At this point he searches his pockets and finds a single piece of paper with the name Manny Elder written on it.

Next, groggy and disoriented, he wakes up to a young woman and a doctor leaning over him. After the doctor gives the woman some instructions to take care of the man, he leaves and the man passes out again. He remains in and out of consciousness catching glimpses of the woman and her son while he recovers. When he finally wakes up the woman explains how she found him in the desert and asks his name. At this point, he tells her simply, “Manny Elder…I think.”

The woman helps him track down Manny Elder’s residence, which takes him to a hotel in Los Angeles. He enters the hotel and walks up to the door that’s sure to hold the answers to who he is and…I will say no more after this. I will say that it’s a great movie with some pretty good twists that keep your attention right up until the explanation at the end.

Produced by Mark Stolaroff and created by Henry Barrial, Pig keeps you guessing. The movie focuses on the intellectual storyline as envisioned by Barrial. No CGI or explosives, just a pure, intellectual storyline that is more than adequate to invoke the mystery surrounding the man and the circumstances that led him to the desert. Pig is an enjoyable movie that I definitely recommend watching if you can get the chance. This is one movie I’m glad I had the opportunity to watch.

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Carrie Hildebrand