THE DUKE is the true story of Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, who 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.
Stuff, James Croot 4/5 Stars. “A fabulous showcase for one of the seemingly forgotten greats of British acting in Jim Broadbent and fitting fictional swansong by the brilliant director Roger Michell.”
THE DUKE | 2022 M, Sex scenes and offensive language 96 mins
- Saturday 18th June 5.00pm
- Sunday 3rd July 4.30pm
Raglan Movies at the Old School, 5 Stewart St, Raglan 3225.
Book online: raglanmovies.nz, call into the Old School office Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm. (Office closed public holidays)
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Raglan Movies at the Old School, 5 Stewart St, Raglan.
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In this British Comedy, Jim Broadbent stars as 60-year-old Kempton Bunton who in 1961 stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. Helen Mirren stars as his long suffering wife.
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.
Director: Roger Michell
Writers: Richard Bean, Clive Coleman
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Matthew Goode, Fionn Whitehead
2020 | M, Sex scenes & offensive language | 96 mins UK