Based on Spike Milligan's best-selling, satirical novel set in 1924, when the Boundary Commission from Britain and Ireland decided on the new boundary line between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. When they wake up one morning to find their town divided, the inhabitants of Puckoon begin to behave according to which side of the barbed wire fence they are on. The only sane person around, Madigan, finds the sanity of his friends and family lies in his hands and so he sets about trying to restore order.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Anamorphic Widescreen, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Commentary, Documentary, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Adapted from Spike Milligan's comic novel this story, in the vein of PASSPORT TO PIMLICO, where a small area of land is segregated from the rest of society. When an Irish Free State is set up in the 1920s when the Sligo border is drawn bisecting the Irish village of Puckoon right down the middle, through the middle of the pub and the churchyard. Milligan's digs at the stupid Brits, the military and religion are typically absurdist and feature a comedic IRA and catholic coffin-smuggling. PUCKOON boasts an all-star cast, and celebrated comedian Sean Hughes, in his first role, stars alongside Milligan's own daughter Anne. ...Puckoon ( Spike Milligan's Puckoon )