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The Duke  Cover Image DVD DVD

The Duke / a Sony Pictures Classics release ; Patȟ, Ingenious Media & Screen Yorkshire present ; a Neon Films production ; produced by Nicky Bentham ; screenplay by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman ; directed by Roger Michell.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2020.
Special features: Making The Duke.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Mike Eley ; editor, Kristina Hetherington ; music, George Fenton.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Fionn Whitehead, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Goode, Jack Bandeira, Aimée Kelly, Charlotte Spencer.
Summary, etc.:
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 to Dorothy Bunton.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for language and brief sexuality.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.39:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
English dialogue; English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Subject: Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852 > Portraits > Drama.
National Gallery (Great Britain) > Drama.
Art thefts > Investigation > Drama.
Taxicab drivers > Drama.
Fathers and sons > Drama.
London (England) > 20th century > Drama.
Genre: Historical films.
Comedy films.
Crime films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Available copies

  • 8 of 22 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven.

Holds

  • 5 current holds with 22 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven DVD DUK (Text) 31953154041381 Adult Fiction DVD Checked out 10/06/2022

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