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The Duke (12A)

The Duke (12A)

Location:

Connaught Cinema

Tickets:

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Age Guidance:

12A - See more about BBFC ratings here.

Director:

Roger Michell

Top Billed Cast:

Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren

Duration:

115 minutes (Inc. adverts and trailers).

  • Description

Comedic drama based on a true story starring Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent.

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. He sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. An uplifting true story about a good man who set out to change the world and managed to save his marriage.

★★★★★ What a lovely, rousing, finally moving film this is. The Guardian
★★★★ A funny, moving story enjoyably retold with classic British understatement The Hollywood Reporter
★★★★ The Duke is a romp first and foremost Variety

BBFC Insight: infrequent strong language, moderate sex, discrimination
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