Seaside (nowhere near the sea), puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show on the brink of an anarchic mob rule. When Punch accidentally kills their baby during a drinking binge, his wife, Judy, having suffered a violent beating, teams up with a band of outcast heretics to enact revenge on Punch and the entire town.
Damon Herriman and Tom Budge previously appeared in Candy (2006), though they didn't share any scenes together. See more »
The film is set in 17th Century England and London is referred to as "the Big Smoke". However, it didn't earn this nickname until the 19th Century, due to the coal then being used to heat Londoner's homes producing large amounts of smoke. See more »
The cast are credited with either 'Ms' or 'Mr' in front of their names. See more »
A really great ride. Such a fantastically well-realised medieval style of world that really sucks you in from the beginning. That may have been the best thing for me - its style and atmosphere was really engrossing and the score and music choices really helped that. Visually the film was very striking too. The main performances were excellent - the two leads, the small girl, the old man and the constable stand out. A really unique and well-thought take on punch and judy - it was clever how all the links to the show were brought in (many of which I didn't realise at the time). There were a couple of issues - a few performances here and there I didn't like that much - but overall it was really great and I look forward to seeing it again.
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