#Movie Watch : A United Kingdom

Story Line:

A United Kingdom  is an historical bio-pic of forbidden love and political intrigue. Beautifully filmed on location in exotic Botswana with a top-tier cast, it tells the true story of British colonial exploitation in a small powerless country and an inconvenient romance that threatened the Empire's strategic interests in South Africa in the 1940s. At a time of heightened post-war racial tension, Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo) is recalled from Oxford to assume his hereditary throne as King of Bechuanaland (now Botswana). Soon before departing he meets and falls in love with office worker Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), telling her he cannot leave England without her. Within days they are married against the wishes of both families and the British Government. His small impoverished nation is under self-interested British rule that does everything in its power to prevent the couple from assuming the throne as King and Queen. When diamond deposits are discovered, the nation hopes for a better life for its people but Britain has other priorities. The couple Soon before departing he meets and falls in love with office worker Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), telling her he cannot leave England without her. Within days they are married against the wishes of both families and the British Government. His small impoverished nation is under self-interested British rule that does everything in its power to prevent the couple from assuming the throne as King and Queen. When diamond deposits are discovered, the nation hopes for a better life for its people but Britain has other priorities. The couple When diamond deposits are discovered, the nation hopes for a better life for its people but Britain has other priorities. The couple are manipulated like pawns on a chessboard, and Britain successfully stalls Seretse's plans to lead his people. This is a finely crafted portrayal of the love between a black king and a white woman

Director:

Amma Asante

Writer:

Guy Hibbert (screenplay)

Stars:

David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport |

Genre :

Drama , Romance , Documentary

Release Date :

February 10, 2017

Rating : The film has a 68 metascore from metacritic

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