A United Kingdom

racist language, moderate violence

About this Film

A United Kingdom

ODEON says...
‘A United Kingdom’ is the incredible true story of Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams, an African prince and a salesman’s daughter who fell in love in the 1940s. 

As heir to the throne of Bechuanaland, Seretse had to return home and take up his duties, but he couldn’t bear to leave Ruth behind. And so, against the demands of the British government and apartheid South Africa, they got married, causing an international incident that would shake the foundations of the British Empire. 

David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star in ‘A United Kingdom’, a powerful and thought-provoking true story from the director of ‘Belle’. 

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  • Cast members
    David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport
  • Running time
    111 minutes
  • Directed by
    Amma Asante
  • Language


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4 Stars
“ The director draws terrific performances from her cast ”

4 Stars
“ Quietly inspiring ”

4 Stars
“ Terrific warmth and idealism – and irresistible storytelling relish ”

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Reviewer: shebeDate: 2016-12-08

A beautiful real life story, very moving and great performances from the cast.. Best film I've seen in awhile.. I would definitely recommend this film and I could watch it all over again

A Must See

Reviewer: Pip2Date: 2016-11-28

This movie, based on true events, is a must see. Wonderful acting throughout by all concerned and a few very familiar faces. Some of the content is quite shocking from a historical point of view and very eyeopening. A superb movie I would watch again


Reviewer: phlukkeDate: 2016-11-25

thoroughly entertaining and engaging true story of the birth of Botswana. Great lead performances.

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