Stirring, heartstring-strumming stuff ... a chapter of history that rewards a close reading.Daily Telegraph
A rousing romance telling the true story of Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), the London office worker he married in 1947 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments.
The South African government had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a biracial couple ruling a neighboring country intolerable. South Africa threatened the British: either thwart the couple or be denied access to South African uranium and gold and face the risk of South Africa invading Botswana.
Beautifully acted and solidly crafted by director Amma Assante, A United Kingdom presents an absorbing look at a singular true-life love story.
BBFC: This film contains racist language & moderate violence
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