A United Kingdom
A United Kingdom
Release date
25th Nov 2016
Running time
1hr 51mins
Amma Asante
David Oyelowo,Rosamund Pike

A United Kingdom

12A cinema age rating racist language, moderate violence 

An interracial couple cause global controversy in the late 1940s when they marry against the will of their families in this biographical drama.

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Post-war London. Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike) meets Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo) in her hometown, and the pair fall quickly in love and dream of a long and happy life together as one.
Unfortunately, the world they live in has different plans.

As the grandson of an African King, Seretse is heir to the throne and his intentions of marrying the white daughter of a British salesman do not sit well with his father.

Ruth too must also deal with racism in the shape of her own father, and is warned that her relationship will be responsible for the downfall of the British Empire in Africa – a country torn apart by Apartheid.

As the pressures mount and racial tensions flare, the pair must fight to unite their divided nations and protect their love from prejudice.

Adapted from the Susan Williams novel "Colour Bar," this powerful picture is based on a true-story and directed by Amma Asante – who was responsible for the brilliant period-drama Belle (2013).

Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and David Oyelowo (Selma) both turn in stand-out performances, with stellar support in the shape of Tom Felton (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2), Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey) and Jack Davenport (Kingsman: The Secret Service).

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