United Kingdom, A (PG-13)

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synopsis

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.

details

Drama
1 hr. 51 min.
Opened February 10th, 2017

director

Amma Asante

writer

Guy Hibbert

MovieGoer Review

A United Kingdom, Amma Asante's chronicle of events that eventually led to the birth of The Republic of Botswana, serves three purposes: to provide a historical primer (somewhat fictionalized to make for more compelling cinema) of events in... MORE

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synopsis

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.

details

Drama
1 hr. 51 min.
Opened February 10th, 2017

director

Amma Asante

writer

Guy Hibbert

MovieGoer Review

A United Kingdom, Amma Asante's chronicle of events that eventually led to the birth of The Republic of Botswana, serves three purposes: to provide a historical primer (somewhat fictionalized to make for more compelling cinema) of events in... MORE