2017 | PG-13 | Drama True Story
Follows the political blowback that follows an African prince’s marriage to a London office worker. more
In Movie Theaters U.S. Friday, February 10
, 2017 Tuesday, June 6
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for some language including racial epithets and a scene of sensuality
A United Kingdom is the true story of the forbidden love of King Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo) and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a white woman from London, which caused an international uproar when they decided to marry in the late 1940s just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa. It was a decision that altered the course of African history.
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Trivia & Production Notes
- Based on the true story.
- Screened at 2016's Toronto International Film Festival to solid reviews.
- A Pathé, BBC Films, BFI, Ingenious presentation with the participation of Canal + and Cine + of a Yoruba Saxon/Harbinger Pictures/Perfect Weekend/ Film United production of a film by Amma Asante.
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