Ealing’s most quintessentially British comedy, about a group of Londoners who protest their right to be "Burgundian" following discovery of an ancient charter in a WWII bomb crater.
When an unexploded WWII bomb is accidentally detonated in Pimlico, an area of London, it reveals a treasure trove and documents proving that the region is, in fact part of Burgundy, France and thus foreign territory. The British Government attempt to regain control by setting up border controls and cutting off services to the area.
The 'Burgundians' fight back. T. E. B. Clarke's screenplay, "Passport to Pimlico," in its superior comedic handling of legal, logistical and practical civil nightmares, is one of best political parodies ever filmed. Digitally remastered.
UK · 1949 · Henry Cornelius · 84min