Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, DVD


Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench star in this adaptation of Roald Dahl's book directed by Dearbhla Walsh and co-written by Richard Curtis.

The film follows Mr Hoppy (Hoffman) as he tricks his neighbour, and love interest, Mrs Silver (Dench) into believing her frustratingly slow-growing pet tortoise Alfie has been cured by the powers of a made-up magic chant.

However, unbeknown to Mrs Silver, Mr Hoppy has been replacing Alfie with increasingly larger tortoises as time passes.

Will Mrs Silver ever see through her neighbour's ruse?


  • Format: DVD
  • Region: 2
  • Certification: (U)
  • EAN: 5053083034405
  • Catalogue number: 8303440
  • Studio: Universal Pictures
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Drama
  • Colour: Colour


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Also directed by Dearbhla Walsh