The Hippopotamus (15)

Director John Jencks. Comedy

A country manor mystery that's actually a deliciously wicked comedy of manners, The Hippopotamus is a rollicking adaptation of the best-selling novel by Stephen Fry. It centers on a lapsed poet, failed drama critic, redundant husband and hard-working drunk, Ted Wallace (the mellifluously voiced Roger Allam in a rare starring role). Fired from his newspaper job, Ted leaps at the chance to drown his sorrows at his old friend's country estate, Swafford Hall. A series of spiritual healings have recently put the household in a tizzy.

Starring Roger Allam, Fiona Shaw, Matthew Modine, Tommy Knight, Emily Berrington

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

‘Wonderful’, ‘very funny’,’not what I expected’.

One of our most well received films ever!