A United Kingdom (2016)

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March 9th “A United Kingdom” @ Colinsburgh Town Hall

USA / UK / 2016

Dir: Amma Asante
Cert: 12A

111 mins

Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance

Rosamunde Pike, David Oyelowo, Jack Davenport, Nicholas Lyndhurst


In the early fifties, King Seretse Khama of Botswana Oyelowo), while at University in London, falls in love with and marries Ruth Williams(Pike) , a working class London girl.

The marriage outrages the British Colonial establishment and also the tribal elders in Botswana in equal measure. Both parties plan in their separate ways to destroy the marriage.




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