The Duke (M - Sex scenes & offensive language)
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A Priceless True Story

In 1961, Kempton Bunton, 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 invested more in care for the elderly - he had long campaigned for pensioners to receive free television. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge - Kempton had spun a web of lies. The only truth was that he was a good man, determined to change the world and save his marriage - how and why he used the Duke to achieve that is a wonderfully uplifting tale.

Starring Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Matthew Goode, Fionn Whitehead, and Anna Maxwell Martin.

**** 4 stars – “More than just feel-good froth, this is a comedic caper with heart” – Stuff Review

★★★★★ "What a lovely, rousing, finally moving film this is." - Guardian

★★★★★ "Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent shine" - Daily Telegraph ★★★★★ "It's a quirky but stirring tale, beautifully scripted by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman" - Daily Mail ★★★★ "Jim Broadbent at his best" - The Times

★★★★ - Radio Times

★★★★ - Financial Times
 
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