A United Kingdom
The extraordinary true story, starring David Oyelowo & Rosamund Pike!
2017 / UK / 111 min / English / CC
DIRECTOR: AMMA ASANTE
CAST: DAVID OYELWO, ROSAMUND PIKE
From Amma Asante (Belle) comes the new historical drama A United Kingdom. The film tells the extraordinary true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana (David Oyelwo, Selma) who met Ruth Williams, a London office worker (Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl). They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments in 1947. 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.
“It’s a tender love story that never goes soft on its provocations. It’s a defiant cry from the heart.” -Rolling Stone