It’s 1961, and Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington is stolen from the National Gallery in London. As the authorities search for the painting, they insist it must be the work of an innovative criminal gang, when the culprit is actually 60-year-old Kempton Bunton, a taxi driver from Newcastle. A believer of strong socialist values, Kempton stole (or borrowed) the painting to drive his activism and force change in Britain. But as the law closes in, Kempton realises he may have gone too far.
From the director of Notting Hill, and starring Jim Broadbent as Kempton and Helen Mirren as his wife Dorothy, this comedy-drama tells the true story of one man taking absurd measures to fight for his truest and deepest beliefs.
“an absurdist struggle of the little man against monolithic bureaucracy.” The Observer
“a searingly funny, quintessentially British comedy with some truly joyous performances from Jim Broadbent and Dame Helen Mirren” IGN
“The kind of heist movie that will steal your affections from under your nose.” Empire
12A: infrequent strong language, moderate sex, discrimination
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