A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom

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Average of 87 ratings: 3.7 Stars

2016 M Contains violence.

A UNITED KINGDOM is based on extraordinary true events. In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter 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.

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106 minutes

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2.40:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English descriptive for the hearing impaired
English 5.1 Dolby Digital

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1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 2.40:1
English descriptive for the hearing impaired
English DTS-HD Master Audio

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4 by SamanthaG

A wonderful movie from start to finish. Beautifully made and acted and a great history lesson as well. Highly recommend.

5 by jennismum

Beautifully made film about the beginnings of Botswana. Based on truth, makes your hair curl at international diplomacy. Got to be one of the best films I've seen for a few years

4 by Phil1986

Great story which proves love does not care what colour you are. The performance from Rosamund Pike as the naive young woman falling for a black prince. Is beautifully told. Rosamund Pike grows as an... Read more

4 by ElsieV

I really enjoyed this film though it is told in a rather light, romantic style

4 by vivian9

A real love story in every sense of the word. Together they faced the back lash from their families as well as all the provocation and hatred that racism can bring. Based on a true story which deserved... Read more

4 by Lyn of Taupo

A great story, beautifully filmed depicting the period, and a history lesson as well. What insufferable snobs the Brits were in their colonial days if any of the acting was based on truth, as suggested. Highly recommended.

4 by paddleboarder

great depiction of history enjoyed acting scenery and political comment

4 by Pommie2

A beautifully made movie. Directing, screenplay, acting etc all excellent. And if the British diplomats were really like that it almost makes me ashamed to be British!