Passport to Pimlico (1949)
From the golden age of British cinema, Ealing Studios’ Passport to Pimlico is an entertaining, razor-sharp satire of post-war Britain. Shot on location at a real London bomb site left from the war, the fictional explosion of an undetonated German bomb reveals a long-buried cellar. Amongst fabulous riches and buried treasure, an ancient royal charter from King Edward IV declares that the surrounding area of Pimlico is actually part of Burgundy, France. Freshly-declared foreign territory, Pimlico is no longer subject to British law, subjected to border controls and all services are completely cut off - but the ‘Burgundians’ are determined to fight back in this heartfelt comedy!