The Duke

The Duke | 96mins |

Showings

Capri Theatre Fri, May 13 4:00 PM
Capri Theatre Fri, May 13 7:00 PM
Capri Theatre Sat, May 14 4:00 PM
Capri Theatre Sat, May 14 7:00 PM
Capri Theatre Sun, May 15 4:00 PM
Capri Theatre Sun, May 15 7:00 PM
Capri Theatre Mon, May 16 4:00 PM
Capri Theatre Mon, May 16 7:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2022
Runtime:96
Format:DCP
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Jim Broadbent
Helen Mirren
Director:Roger Michell
Social Media
Website:https://www.sonyclassics.com/film/theduke/

Description

Based on a true story, The Duke is set in 1961 when 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 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.
Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren start as husband and wife in working class England. Their performances alone are worth seeing The Duke twice, but so is everything about the movie.
It is also the final film by director Roger Michell of Notting Hill and Tea With Dames.