The Duke

Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), Neon Films

DVD - 2022

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 a good man set out to change the world and in so doing saved his son and his marriage to Dorothy Bunton.

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Historical films
Comedy films
Crime films
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [2022]
Item Description
Originally released as a motion picture in 2020.
Special features: Making The Duke.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (approximately 95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.39:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital.
MPAA rating: R; for language and brief sexuality.
Production Credits
Director of photography, Mike Eley ; editor, Kristina Hetherington ; music, George Fenton.
Corporate Authors
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm) (production company), Neon Films
Other Authors
Roger Michell, 1956-2021 (film director), Richard Bean, 1956- (screenwriter), Clive Coleman, 1961- (film producer), Nicky Bentham (actor), Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Fionn Whitehead, 1997-, Anna Maxwell Martin, 1977-, Matthew Goode, 1978-, Jack Bandeira, Aimee Kelly, 1993-, Charlotte Spencer