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This quirky comedic war film focuses on Scottish soldier Charles Plumpick (Bates), who is sent to a French town on a mission to disarm a bomb left behind by the retreating German army. On arrival, he discovers that the area has been deserted with the exception of the inmates of a local asylum. The patients playfully take over the town and pronounce Plumpick their King but, despite being charmed by the locals, he must stay on task and find the bomb before it detonates.

“Boisterously Rabelaisian anti-war satire” The Guardian

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