A United Kingdom 2016 BDRip x264-DRONES
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Plot: Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s.
A credit to all involved
In the hands of a lesser director than the hugely talented Amma Asante, “A United Kingdom” might have been nothing more than another inter-racial romance cloaked in a veil of sickly sentimentality but, like “Belle” before it, this remarkable film works both as a genuinely moving love story but, more significantly, as a powerful political tract that draws attention to a very shameful period in recent British history with neither the Tory nor Labour governments coming out of it smelling of roses.
It is the story of Seretse Khama, heir to the throne of Bechuanaland, now Botswana, who, while a student in London, fell in love with and married Ruth Williams, English and, more crucially, white bringing her back to his homeland as his queen, much to the chagrin and disapproval of both the British and South African governments and his own people. However, like all good love stories, if not quite all fairy tales, Ruth’s tenacity soon wins over the people of Bechuanaland while the jaundiced, racist government of the UK proves a somewhat greater obstacle.
The events portrayed in the film actually took place but until now haven’t’t been much discussed here in the UK. Even today inter-racial love stories can be unpopular and sadly racism remains a major issue that has yet to be eradicated.
Genre: Biography | Drama | Romance
IMDB Rating: 6.7/10 from 2,010 users
Directed by: Amma Asante
Starring: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton
Release Name: A.United.Kingdom.2016.BDRip.x264-DRONES
Size: 435 MB
Video: MKV | 720×300
Audio: English | AAC
Runtime: 1h 50m 43s
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