A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom

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Average of 59 ratings: 3.6 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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Duration
106 minutes

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Screen Format
2.40:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
Zone
4
Subtitles
English descriptive for the hearing impaired
Audio
English 5.1 Dolby Digital

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

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4 by paddleboarder

great depiction of history enjoyed acting scenery and political comment

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 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!

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