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Puckoon

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Synopsis

Based on Spike Milligan's legendary comic masterpiece, which has sold over five million copies to date, Puckoon is a politically true, politically incorrect and profoundly funny tale.

It's 1924, and the Boundary Commission from Britain and Ireland is deciding on the new boundary line between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.

After months of haggling over every inch of territory, the commissioners are forced to finish the job by hand, after a bicycle accident destroys the surveyor's equipment.

With all the participants holding the pencil, and much pushing and shoving, the border finds its way down the middle of Puckoon, dividing house from outhouse, man from wife, pub from bar, church from cemetery. Our hero, Dan Madigan, wakes up from his indolence to find the beer cheaper on the wrong side of the pub, and a border patrol demanding passports. Puckoon will never be the same again. Something has to be done.

Details

Year
2002
Type of film
Features
Running Time
89 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Terence Ryan
Producer
Rainer Mockert, Brooks Reilly
Editor
Dermot Diskin
Screenwriter
Terence Ryan
Director of Photography
Peter Hannan
Music
Pol Brennan, Richard Hartley
Principal Cast
Sean Hughes, Elliott Gould, Richard Attenborough, Griff Rhys Jones, David Kelly

Genre

Production Company

Y2K Film Production Ltd
c/o Beyond Films and Beyond Distribution

Sales
Company

Beyond Films and Beyond Distribution
Contact: Stephen Kelliher
22 Newman Street
London W1T 1PH
UK

T 00 44 (0)20 7636 9611
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stephen_kelliher@beyond.com.au
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