The Duke (cert 12A)

21 October 2022

Milborne Port Village Hall, Springfield Road, Milborne Port, DT9 5RE

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.

It's a delightful, gentle British comedy, and it stars Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren. What more could you ask for?.

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It's a beautifully designed film blending newsreel footage to create evocative images of London in the 1960s...
Jim Broadbent delivers a spotless performance as the everyman biting back at the system.
A fine cast provide sterling support in a film that ends too quickly. Times change but not always for the better, and we often sacrifice important values in the name of progress..
The Duke proves that some old fashioned ways are still relevant today. A delightful film that will get nowhere near the attention it deserves.
UK Film Review.

It is Broadbent and Mirren who are the beating heart of this delightful film.
Daily Mail

Tickets will be available for sale from Saturday 1st October, exclusively from Wayne Pullen, Family Butcher of High Street, Milborne Port. Ticket prices have been maintained (£5.00 per person in advance, and £6.00 on the door). As usual, a limited wine and beer bar will be available, and for this season, we are able to accept payment for "on the door" tickets by credit or debit card.

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