A United Kingdom

Genre:  Drama, Romance | Running Time:  111 min.
In theatres: February 24, 2017 - Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver

Current rating: Rating: 4.33
based on 12 votes and 5 reviews
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Cast: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Tom Felton, Terry Pheto, Laura Carmichael

Inspiration: Prince Seretse Khama

Synopsis

In London in 1947, a white London office worker named Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike) goes to a party with her sister and meets a young black man (David Oyelowo). She soon finds out that he is Prince Seretse Khama from Botswana who is soon to be King, having lost his father. When Seretse proposes marriage to her, Ruth's father disowns her. Nonetheless, they are married, but they have no idea what an outcry their union has caused.

When Seretse takes Ruth back home to Botswana to live, his uncle turns his back on him, stating that Seretse is unfit to rule. The English and South African governments are also against the union, and set up a ruse to get Seretse and Ruth to return to England, where they plan to separate the two.

Director: Amma Asante
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Rick McCallum, Charlie Mason, Justin Moore-Lewy, Brunson Green, David Oyelowo, Peter Heslop
Screenplay: Guy Hibbert
Official Site: http://AUnitedKingdomFilm.com

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  • 5 stars "Very well done. Not well advertised, which is a shame as everyone should see this movie."
  • 5 stars "A wonderfully rendered historical film. Superb script, acting and direction"
  • 5 stars "Great movie"