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Aro Recommended Duke, The


UK 2020, 91 minutes
Dir. Roger Michell
Rating: [M] Sex scenes & offensive language
Genres: Comedy, Drama


“A funny-moving story enjoyably retold with classic British understatement and just the right twist at the end.”~Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

Aroview: Crowd-pleasing British comedy-drama based on a true incident in which a 60-year old taxi driver (Jim Broadbent) stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from London's National Gallery in 1961.

It was the first and only theft in the Gallery’s history, with the unusual ransom demand being 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, with the full story emerging 50 years later...

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 2.40:1

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