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A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom
  • 2016
  • US / UK / Czech Republic
  • 111 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Amma Asante
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael
  • UK release: 25 November 2016

In post-war London, Ruth (Pike) and black law student Seretse (Oyelowo) fall in love; the thing is, he's first in line to the throne of Bechuanaland (today's Botswana). Based on a true story; Pike and Oyelowo bring a warm human touch to this sentimental but well-crafted history lesson.

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Interview: Amma Asante – 'These are highly politicised times. And I do think as filmmakers it's our job to reflect the times we're in'

7 Nov 2016

Director Amma Asante discusses her powerful real-life drama of colonial politics and interracial love, A United Kingdom

Director Amma Asante tells James Mottram about her powerful real-life drama of colonial politics and interracial love, A United Kingdom Amma Asante is perched on a sofa in London's Soho Hotel, wearing heels, gold jewellery and a full-length floral…

A United Kingdom

12 Sep 20164 stars

TIFF 2016: Director Amma Asante and stars Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo bring warmth and charm to this astonishing true-life romance

The third feature from director Amma Asante revisits a true life romance that had sweeping global repercussions. Like her previous film Belle, it combines the personal and the political and, although it feels a more simplistic piece, it includes a…

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