The Duke

The Duke

By Roger Michell

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2022-04-22
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Director: Roger Michell
  • Production Company: Ingenious Media
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
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From 288 Ratings

Description

The Duke is set in 1961 when Kempton Bunton (Jim Broadbent), a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery's history. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government agreed to provide television for free to the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge - a startling revelation of how a good man set out to change the world and in so doing saved his son and his marriage.

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  • Excellent

    5
    By peteymulh
    Cute movie with a great story. Shot as though you are in 1961 Newcastle. Great acting brought tears to my eyes at the end. Wonderful message about all of us belonging

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