The Man in the Hat (2021)
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The Man in the Hat (2021)

Genre
Comedy
Release Date
May 14, 2021
Studio
Gravitas Ventures
Official Site
https://www.openpalmfilms.com/the-man-in-the-hat
Genre
Comedy
Release Date
May 14, 2021
MPAA Rating
-
Duration
95 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
Gravitas Ventures
Official Site
https://www.openpalmfilms.com/the-man-in-the-hat
Director
John-Paul Davidson, Stephen Warbeck
Producer
Daniel-Konrad Cooper, Dominic Dromgoole
Screenwriter
John-Paul Davidson, Stephen Warbeck
Starring

"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. 

Though largely silent, the film is interrupted by regular bursts of music, with new songs from Stephen Warbeck, Schubert Lieder sung by the incomparable Mark Padmore, Canteloube aria from the Cevennes, and Try a Lttle Tenderness, amongst others.

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

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