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One Love
One Love

One Love 2003


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One Love 2003 12

100 mins United Kingdom Director. Don Letts, Rick Elgood

The refreshing, Jamaican-set black love story unusually focuses on forbidden desire between two black protagonists, rather than the more typical trope of inter-racial romance. Serena (Cherine Anderson) is a prim and proper preacher’s daughter with a stunning singing voice, which catches the ear of laid-back rasta musician Kassa (Ky-Mani Marley, son of Bob).

Their shared love of music soon blossoms into an attraction that threatens to form a schism between Kingston’s Christian and Rastafarian communities.

With a subplot around the manoeuvres of a Machiavellian record producer and a delightful early film role from Idris Elba (sporting a West Indian accent), One Love is a black love story with a difference, filled with great reggae as you’d expect from a film co-directed by the legendary Don Letts.

Directed by

Don Letts

Rick Elgood


Idris Elba

Cherine Anderson

Kymani Marley




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12 Contains drug references, moderate violence and one moderate sex reference




United Kingdom



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