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.
“A lively and engaging account of the unusual 1961 theft of Francisco Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from London’s National Gallery and the eccentric do-gooder at the center of it all.” — Gary Goldstein , Los Angeles Times
“A perfectly nimble, kind-hearted bit of teatime entertainment – ideally tailored to Jim Broadbent in one of his most appealing big-screen roles.” — Guy Lodge, Variety
Richard Bean, Clive Coleman
Jim Broadbent, Heather Craney, Stephen Rashbrook