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The Man in the Hat

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

Sexual references

PG AU

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.

SHOWING AT THESE
NZ CINEMAS:

Cathay Cinemas, Kerikeri - From 19 August
Matakana Cinemas, Matakana - From 19 August
Academy, Auckland - From 19 August
The Bridgeway, Auckland - From 19 August
The Capitol, Auckland - From 19 August
Lido Cinema Auckland, Auckland - From 19 August
Monterey Howick, Auckland - From 19 August
Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, Auckland - From 19 August
The Vic, Auckland - From 19 August
Waiheke Island Community Cinema, Waiheke Island - From 19 August
Lido Cinema Hamilton, Hamilton - From 19 August
Rialto Tauranga, Tauranga - From 19 August
Tivoli, Cambridge - From 19 August
Embassy 3, Whanganui - From 19 August
The Screening Room, Masterton - From 19 August
Shoreline, Waikanae - From 19 August
Light House Cinema Petone, Wellington - From 19 August
Light House Cinema Pauatahanui, Wellington - From 19 August
Light House Cinema Cuba, Wellington - From 19 August
Penthouse, Wellington - From 19 August
State, Nelson - From 19 August
The Gecko, Motueka - From 19 August
Town Hall Cinemas, Rangiora - From 19 August
Academy Gold, Christchurch - From 19 August
Deluxe, Christchurch - From 19 August
Lumière, Christchurch - From 19 August
Hollywood, Sumner - From 19 August
Geraldine Cinema, Geraldine - From 19 August
Paradiso, Wanaka - From 19 August
Dorothy Browns​​​​​​​, Arrowtown - From 19 August
Rialto Cinemas Dunedin, Dunedin - From 19 August