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The Man in the Hat

Release date NZ: 19 / 08 / 2021
Release date AUS: 13 / 05 / 2021

Sexual references


Mild themes and sexual references

DIRECTED BY: John Paul Davidson and Stephen Warbeck

SCREENPLAY BY: John Paul Davidson and Stephen Warbeck

STARRING: Ciarán Hinds, Stephen Dillane, Maiwenn

RUN TIME: 95 Minutes

★★★★ "It's quirky and touching, and if you want to travel but don't want to travel, then off-the-beaten-track France will do your heart good." - RTÉ

a picturesque odyssey across the French countryside, the best Provençal driving holiday you’ve never had." - The Guardian

Beautifully made, sumptuously shot and a definite change of pace from the hectic bustle of blockbuster cinema." - HeyUGuys

The Man In The Hat sets off from Marseilles in a small Fiat 500. On the seat beside him is a framed photograph of an unknown woman. Behind him is a 2CV into which is squeezed Five Bald Men. Why are they chasing him? And how can he shake them off?

As he travels North through France, he encounters razeteurs, women with stories to tell, bullfights, plenty of delicious food, a damp man, mechanics, nuns, a convention of Chrystallographers and much more. And always, on his tail, the Five Bald Men.

As the Fiat 500 wends its way across the mountains, gorges and bridges of France, the 2CV hard behind him, The Man in the Hat (Ciaran Hinds) comes face to face with the vivid eccentricities of an old country on an old continent.


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