A United Kingdom [Blu-ray/DVD] [2 Discs] [2016]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (44 out of 45)

    Special Features


    • Filming in Botswana
    • London Film Festival opening night gala premiere
    • Making of
    • The legacy of Seretse and Ruth
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    A United Kingdom
    Dramatization of the real-life romance between white Londoner Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike) and African law student Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), who began their love affair in 1947 when Williams was unaware that Khama was the heir apparent to the throne of the Bamangwato tribe of the British protectorate of Bechuanaland (modern-day Botswana). After deciding to marry, the couple return to Africa so he can assume his royal duties, but their interracial marriage faces opposition from both Khama's family and neighboring South Africa, whose apartheid government leans on Britain to break up their union. ~ Violet LeVoit, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • David Oyelowo
      David Oyelowo - Seretse Khama
    • Rosamund Pike
      Rosamund Pike - Ruth Williams
    • Jack Davenport
      Jack Davenport - Alistair Canning
    • Tom Felton
      Tom Felton - Rufus Lancaster
    • Laura Carmichael
      Laura Carmichael - Muriel



    Customer rating

    4.7
    98%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Cast, Director, and Story

      Posted
      MrTodd
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      Tale of race and colonial politics in late 1940's Botswana. Based upon a true story where a Botswana Prince marries a UK woman. Political forces in the UK and Botswana work to sabotage the union. The story is about the struggles of the couple to stay together and political independence from the UK and South Africa. The actors and storyline were credible. This was worth a watch. Entertaining.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Unsettling

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      Izon
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      A story of which I was only slightly aware. The reality of the story, as depicted in the movie, was unsettling. The resolve of the couple to remain together through everything they endured is almost unreal. The lies and treachery from the government should never have happened nor been tolerated. The movie is very thought provoking and proves the idea that truth is stranger than fiction.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

      Posted
      enzso
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      A United Kingdom is a movie about something I had never heard about. A small country in Africa ruled by Kings, yet affected by the British rule in the 1940's. While finishing his studies in London, the king to be falls in love with a white British woman. It is "forbidden love" by both families and both nations. Their hearts are pure and their love conquers prejucdice.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful Love Story!

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      RichW
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      A United Kingdom depicts a true story from 1947-1954 involving the King and Queen of Botswana, an inter-racial marriage that impacted the interface between the British Empire and one of its colonies struggling for independence. We really enjoyed this production. The actors and director did an outstanding job.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movie about culture differences

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      JenkinsBiTSys
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      An excellent biographical movie that didn't get too much publicity but worth the money to add to your collection. Very heartfelt movie..excellent acting, moving story and well told. Helps you understand how far we have come and how much further there is to go.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A love story full greed, anger, hardship, loyalty.

      Posted
      Sunshine
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      Brilliant actors and a fascinating director, shows you, love may stand the test of time. This couple has a hard road to travel. Not only from the public but from their families. True love, may or may not prevail.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good story.

      Posted
      BrianHubler
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      I'm a sucker for a film based on a true story lately. The story drives this film. No real action packed scenes. Sometimes you just need a great story. Rosamund Pike is an absolutely beautiful woman.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

      Posted
      DevilDog
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      My wife and I were not able to see this movie in our local movie theater and am happy we were able to purchase it at a good price from BestBuy and am looking forward to watching it as often as we want.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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