Jean-Christophe Buisson: “A thief who wishes you well”

CHRONICLE – A delicious British comedy based on a real fact: the “borrowing” of a Goya painting from the National Gallery in 1961.

Old age is not always a shipwreck. Take Kempton Bunton. At 60 years old, his dynamism and intellectual acuity have not aged a bit. Once a rebel, always a rebel. At the beginning of the 1960s when England remained frozen in its certainties, its traditions and its arrogance, he did not hesitate to challenge and protest as soon as he could: against the monarchy, the rich, racism. And especially against injustice. The one which, for example, forces British citizens to pay the public television license fee even if they do not watch the BBC. And besides, why wouldn’t television be free for the elderly, mmmhh? Isn’t she “a cure for loneliness”?

Not hesitating to break the law if it seems unworthy to him, he sometimes finds himself in prison. The rest of the time, he spends it calming the fury of his wife who can no longer take his whims, writing plays that will not be performed, looking for a job that he will lose because…

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