Puckoon

2009, 80 minutes

Comedy about the division of Ireland based on Spike Milligan's novel.

The cast Sean Hughes, Elliott Gould, and Richard Attenborough,.with John Lynch, Daragh O'Malley, Ronnie Drew, Milo O'Shea, David Kelly, Griffh Rhys - Jones, B J Hogg, Joe McGann & Jane Milligan. In 1924, the Boundary Commission from Britain and Irish Free State decide on the New Frontier. After months of arguing a foot here and mile there, the Commission have only a short distance to finish the boundary line. Late on a Friday evening, with the pub soon to close, the Commission decide that it would be expedient if all the Commissioners held a red pencil on the map and everyone pull for the last small section of the frontier. With a great deal of pushing and shoving, Ireland is divided. Unfortunately, in their haste, they cut the village of PUCKOON in two, one half in the North, the other in the South. Within days border posts and barbed wire fences are set up.


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