A United Kingdom

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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

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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DIRECTOR

Amma Asante

Screenwriter

Guy Hibbert

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PG-13 for some language including racial epithets and a scene of sensuality

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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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