The Man In The Hat. Copyright: Rather Good Films.

The Man In The Hat

2020 British comedy film. Stars Ciaran Hinds, Stephen Dillane, Sasha Hails, Maïwenn, Muna Otaru, Brigitte Rouan, Claire Tran, Xavier Laurent and others.

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The Man In The Hat

The Man In The Hat

An astonishing feat of contemporary film-making, The Man In The Hat is a beautifully framed odyssey of music, story-telling and silent comedy traversing the breath-taking landscapes of France.

We follow The Man in the Hat (Ciarán Hinds) as he journeys through France in a Fiat 500, accompanied by a framed photograph of an unknown woman. He is pursued by five angry men in a Citroën Dyane. Why are they chasing him? And how can he shake them off?

Travelling north on his escape across the mountains, gorges and bridges of France, he hears stories of love and loss, listens to Schubert, Otis Redding and Canteloube, and encounters mysterious strangers including The Damp Man (Stephen Dillane), The Chef (Muna Otaru) and The Biker (Maïwenn); coming face to face with the vivid eccentricities of an old country on an old continent, whilst trying to evade the pursuers who are always, relentlessly, on his tail.

First released: Monday 26th October 2020