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A United Kingdom 2016 12

101 mins United Kingdom Director. Amma Asante

A United Kingdom – the opening night film of the 2016 London Film Festival – is a powerful testament to defiant and enduring love stories. This is the tale of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (David Oyelowo) and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the government of the time. Ignoring the opposition of friends and family, they plunge into a whirlwind romance that leads rapidly to marriage and political responsibility.

Director Amma Asante follows her previous film Belle with another elegant, impassioned drama that also reveals a painful episode in the history of British race relations and imperial politics.

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Directed by

Amma Asante

Featuring

Jack Davenport

Rosamund Pike

David Oyelowo

Genres

Drama

Collection

Black Star The Female Gaze

Certificate

12 racist language, moderate violence

Released

2016

Country

United Kingdom

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