The Hippopotamus

2017 | UK | NR | 89 min.


Garden Theater - Frankfort Tue, Jul 18, 2017 6:00 PM
Garden Theater - Frankfort Tue, Jul 18, 2017 9:00 PM
Central High School Auditorium Fri, Jul 28, 2017 9:00 PM
City Opera House Sun, Jul 30, 2017 9:00 AM
Film Info
Section:Foreign Fiction
Release Year:2017
Runtime:89 min.
Production Country:UK
Cast/Crew Info
Director:John Jencks
Produced by:Alexa Seligman
Jay Taylor
Screenwriter:Tom Hodgson
Blanche McIntyre
Cinematography:Angus Hudson
Editing By:Robin Hill
John Richards
Cast:Roger Allam
Matthew Modine
Tommy Knight
Fiona Shaw
Geraldine Somerville


Wit and big words take center stage in this irreverent and profane mystery-comedy set against the picturesque backdrop of the English countryside. Roger Allam (“Mr. Holmes”) gives a brilliant performance in the role he was born to play: a washed up poet turned theater reviewer whose preternatural ability to crack wise is matched only by his thirst for whiskey. After losing his job for drunkenly interrupting a stunningly misconceived performance of “Titus Andronicus,” he accepts a job investigating a series of faith-healing miracles at a large manor owned by his old friend, Lord Michael Logan (Matthew Modine). Adapted from Stephen Fry’s novel, this enjoyable frolic delivers brilliant repartee, plenty of tongue-in-cheek gags, and a dash of slapstick, before it culminates in a semi-sendup of the classic detective case-solving climax where the involved parties are gathered in a room to be confronted by an extremely non-debonair Nick Charles. Preceded by "In a Nutshell" (page 119).

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Included Shorts

In a Nutshell (0min) 2017 | Switzerland | 0 min. More