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A United Kingdom
- David Oyelowo

Overview - Dramatization of the real-life romance between white Londoner Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike) and African law student Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), who began their love affair in 1947 when Williams was unaware that Khama was the heir apparent to the throne of the Bamangwato tribe of the British protectorate of Bechuanaland (modern-day Botswana).  Read more...

 
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Overview

Dramatization of the real-life romance between white Londoner Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike) and African law student Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), who began their love affair in 1947 when Williams was unaware that Khama was the heir apparent to the throne of the Bamangwato tribe of the British protectorate of Bechuanaland (modern-day Botswana). After deciding to marry, the couple return to Africa so he can assume his royal duties, but their interracial marriage faces opposition from both Khama's family and neighboring South Africa, whose apartheid government leans on Britain to break up their union.

Cast List

Patrick Doyle
Guy Hibbert - Screenwriter
Sam McCurdy - DP, DESCENT (2006)
Mike Prestwood Smith
James Mather - Supervising Sound Editor; Sound/Sound Designer; Re-Recording
Ray L. Nicholas
Susan Williams - SCREENWRITER
Martin Sebik
Rebecca Alleway
Karen Elliott
Chris Burdon
Scarlett Mackmin
Amma Asante
Jirka Effa Kotlas
Edoardo Ferretti
Nvizible
Samantha Waite
Steven Hall
Rebecca Adams - Post Production Supervisor
Pavlina Zdanska
Thami Allen Nkosi
Roland McLennan
Lea Dusakova
Madison Westwood
Julian Firth - British Actor
Anton Lesser - Actor
Nicholas Rowe - Actor/"Young Sherlock"
Billy Boyle
Rupert Vansittart
Vusi Kunene - Actor
Tom Felton - British actor, HARRY POTTER
Jack Davenport - British actor, THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY, SWINGTOWN
Femi Ogumbanjo - Actor
Jessica Oyelowo
Annastasia Hille - Actor, THE ABANDONED, (2007)
Nicholas Lyndhurst - Actor
David Oyelowo - Actor, A SOUND OF THUNDER (2005)
Rosamund Pike - Actor, DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002)
Kevin Hand
Terry Pheto - Actor, TSOTSI (2006)
Paul Putner
Merveille Lukeba
Wil Featherstone
Laura Carmichael
Abena Ayivor
James Northcote
Duncan Wisbey
Arnold Oceng
Jack Lowden
Charlotte Hope
David Perry - Actor, ;
Michael Howe - Actor
Theo Landey
Zackary Momoh
Raymond Burnet
Joseph Makwinja
Madison Manowe
Motheo Motalaote
Chelsea J. Scott
Donald Molosi
Justice Moilwa
Motshereganyi Sefanyetso
Gareth Matthews
Letsomo Latshipa
Sophie Matlapeng
Tapologo Manche
Anthony Kaye
Danny Babington
Dean Roberts - Actor
Craig Whittaker
Ookeditse Mosenki
Kgomotso Tshwenyego
John Mazabathi Mokandla

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
  • Run Time: 111
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 024543379294
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG13
  • Release Date: June 2017

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas
Movies > Biography

Related Keywords:
Royalty
Marriage
Biographical

 
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Reviews:
4 stars out of 5 -- "[As] an example of uncommon love and humanity defeating one part of a grotesque system, it’s quietly inspiring." - 06/20/2016 Empire


"Oyelowo and Pike share a nice chemistry..." - 02/10/2017 RogerEbert.com


"A UNITED KINGDOM is traditional, well-made cinema....[With a] remarkable story, plus a director who knows how to convey its essence and a superior cast whose presence elevates the material." - 02/09/2017 Los Angeles Times


"Vividly depicted by Oyelowo and Pike, the noble pair show that sometimes love and determination can make a difference." - 02/16/2017 Boston Globe


"[T]hanks in large part to the genuine movie-star charisma of David Oyelowo and to the breathtakingly beautiful on-location cinematography in Botswana, here we are with the arrow pointing up." - 02/15/2017 Chicago Sun-Times


"Ms. Asante addresses contemporary concerns via period romance, and her commitment to the romance is not a feint." - 02/09/2017 New York Times


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[T]o say that Oyelowo is giving one of his best and most electrifying performances in A UNITED KINGDOM -- that means something. He's set the bar high." - 02/09/2017 Rolling Stone


"[I]t’s an important historical lesson..." - 09/09/2017 Variety


"[I]t is a remarkable tale not only because it's a true story, but one where a romance influenced the outcome of British and African history." - 09/09/2017 Hollywood Reporter

 
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