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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. The purported miracle worker is his hosts' teenage son, Ted's godson, David (Tommy Knight). Lord and Lady Logan are set on sharing their boy's "gift" with the world, blissfully unaware that his "laying on of hands" trick involves, well, an emphasis on "laying." At odds with a colorful party of fellow guests only too ready to swallow anything they're told, Ted sets out to prove the miracles are a hoax and save the young man from a lifetime of embarrassment.... Show more

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Great Costume with an amazing cast and great storyline. I accept that my expectations for this movie were very low before I watched it. I can easily recommend. It has a beautiful storyline. The film encourages reflection and, although it is not an outstanding work, it is certainly worth getting acquainted with it. I walked into this movie totally blind. I knew nothing about it, even never saw a trailer... I remember my first time with this movie, ending was big surprise for me. Feel free to play the movie online or download it to your computer.... Show more

Directors: John Jencks
Countries: United Kingdom
Release: 2017-05-25
Duration: 89 min
IMDb Rating: 6.4
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