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The Hippopotamus (15)

Friday 16 June 2017 to Thursday 22 June 2017

The Hippopotamus (15)

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  • Director John Jencks
  • Origin UK
  • Year 2017
  • Duration 89 minutes

“…a pleasure, and often a joy, to watch the star (Allam) measuring out and savouring Fry’s rich wordplay like fingers of scotch.” – The Guardian

Whisky swilling poet Ted Wallace (Roger Allam) is summoned to his friend’s country manor house to investigate a series of unexplained miracles. Roger Allam plays the verbose alcoholic put upon to prove or disprove these miracles in this comedic, acerbic Agatha Christie inspired film. Allam elevates this comedy drama with his wide range of elegant profanity that litters the script bringing Stephen Fry’s comedy novel onto the big screen. 

Also screening for Midweek Treat.