A United Kingdom (PG 13)

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A United Kingdom
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RELEASE DATE
2-17-2017

RUN TIME
111 min

MPAA RATING
(PG 13), for some language including racial epithets and a scene of sensuality

GENRE
Drama

STARRING
Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael, Charlotte Hope, Jack Davenport

DIRECTOR(S)
Amma Asante

PRODUCER(S)

WRITER(S)
Guy Hibbert

DISTRIBUTOR
Fox Searchlight Pictures

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.

BEHIND THE SCREENS

David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike