A film by Amma Asante
Cast: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton
The story is of Seretse Khama, heir to the kingship of an African people, who was attending school in Britain during the late 1940s. At a church dance, Seretse, (David Oyelowo), meets Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike). They had eyes for each other and soon fell in love. the thing here she is white, he is black and then may the complications begins .
A good number of them are predictable but they go deeper and the viewer already know most of the story but not as much as that. Seretse’s homeland, Bechuanaland (now Botswana), under British control, sits directly above South Africa, which in the late 1940s was instituting the policy of apartheid. However Seretse’s uncle is not keen on the returning king bringing home a white queen. The couple remain the focus of the story although out the film. There were difficulties for Ruth to be accepted plus her pregnancy came along. It is a very nice polite film here very carefully done and well film with beautiful photography. there are a couple of shocking twist. The performance by Mr. Oyelowo is outstanding here. Tom Felton, as an underhanded British bureaucrat who was getting on my nerves a bit. United Kingdom is truly a beautiful rewarding film.