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A UNITED KINGDOM

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A UNITED KINGDOM

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 106m 16s

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

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 05/12/2016

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.

Details

Title
A UNITED KINGDOM
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Pathe Distribution
Classified date(s)
06/02/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
106m 16s
BBFC reference
AVF343612
Remarks
Widescreen

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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