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A UNITED KINGDOM

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A UNITED KINGDOM

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 110m 44s

Release date 25/11/2016

BBFCInsight racist language, moderate violence

Genre(s) Drama, Romance

Director(s) Amma Asante

Cast includes David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael, Jack Davenport, Charlotte Hope

Summary A UNITED KINGDOM is a biographical romantic drama about Prince Seretse Khama, later to become the first president of Botswana, who causes a diplomatic stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 15/11/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

A UNITED KINGDOM is a biographical romantic drama about Prince Seretse Khama, later to become the first president of Botswana, who causes a diplomatic stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s.

Discrimination

The central couple, a black man and a white woman, are accosted by a group of men as they stroll along a street at night. The man is called a 'coon' and the woman both a 'whore' and a 'slut'. During the ensuing fight the woman's face is punched and she is left with a bloody nose. The day after the wedding of the couple, the woman comes across a note that reads: "Niggers Out" and includes a crudely drawn picture of a black man with a rope noose around his neck.

Violence

During a boxing match a man is headbutted and then knocked to the canvas with a follow-up punch. He is left with a small bloody injury to the side of an eye.

Other issues include mild bad language, including uses of 'bastard' and 'whore', and scenes of adult cigarette smoking.

Details

Title
A UNITED KINGDOM
Year
2016
Distributor(s)
Pathe Productions LTD
Classified date(s)
07/09/2016
Main language
English
Submitted run time
110m 44s
Approved footage
9966+0
BBFC reference
AFF343612
Registration number
CFJ40386

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