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Biography / Drama / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 83%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 81%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 11,765


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April 7, 2019



Jack Davenport as Edward Fletcher-Wooten
Nicholas Rowe as The Mayor
Rosamund Pike as Marie Curie
Tom Felton as Brandon Walker
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111 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by pyor66 10 / 10 / 10

A true and beautifully portrayed contemporary history

I lived in Botswana for twenty-five odd years and enjoyed every single moment of it, almost certainly due in large measure to Seretse's enlightened politics and the genuine and natural warmth of the Botswana people. I knew both main characters quite well. Seretse was a very approachable man, even as president, and it was a pleasure to spend some time in his company. He was a man well loved by everyone, black and white. In fact, in Botswana one scarcely thought in those terms. As a politician he had huge charisma and was a great orator. He was also a born leader. I remember well being told by insiders that government Ministers who were in trouble for minor abuse of office or the like, would tremble in fear outside his office when they were to be 'carpeted'. Ruth was an extraordinarily capable woman and even in her later years had more stamina than almost anyone I have known. She was at work in her office in Gaborone from early morning to the end of the day, patron of the Red Cross, Botswana Council of Women etc etc. Contrary, however, to one reviewer's criticism, Rosalind Pike's portrayal was quite accurate. She was not a strident campaigner but a very effective mover who enjoyed a social life and had many friends. In her widowhood she received constant visits from senior members of the tribe and government and was widely loved and respected by her people. She was most certainly "Mohumagadi" - Mother of the Nation. This film portrays their personalities pretty accurately and the characterisation of the actors is extraordinarily true to life. Both David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike were absolutely convincing. The quality of the acting very quickly overcame my initial niggling concern that the physical likenesses were not quite there. The photography of Botswana was outstanding and the familiar views of Serowe from the Palapye 'road' and the scenes in the kgotla were quite emotional for me; I unexpectedly found I had a lump in my throat. I can understand that, for others, the film may not have the immediacy it has for me, perhaps, but previous criticisms of 'cold' and 'unemotional' - No! Leaving aside my personal interest, it deserved to be the opener for the London Film Festival. Maybe not a total "blockbuster" but an unusual and great film nonetheless. Very close to fact.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 9 / 10 / 10

compelling history

In post-war London, Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike) falls for law student Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo). She's surprised to be told that he's the heir to the throne of Bechuanaland. It's a poor sparsely populated country in southern Africa. Despite all the forces against them, they decide to get married. Her parents disown her. South Africa and other surrounding countries are imposing Apartheid and oppose their interracial marriage. The British Government first under Labour and then Churchill need South Africa. There is general racism throughout. There is segregation even in Seretse's own country. Government official Sir Alistair Canning (Jack Davenport) and commissioner Rufus Lancaster (Tom Felton) aim to impose British rule over the local population. Seretse is even opposed by his uncle Tshekedi Khama and sister Naledi Khama who sees Ruth as an outsider. The couple puts the idea of love conquers all to the test. This is a standard bio. I don't know much about this history and it's great to see it on the screen. It's also very fitting in the world today. I am also reminded of the upcoming Royal wedding in one of the scenes. It's easy but it's fitting. The central love story also works because the two actors are so sincere. There is nothing flashy about them or this movie. It's well told and suddenly relevant in the modern world.

Reviewed by barbimillg 9 / 10 / 10

Wonderful story of love

I never knew about this story, and enjoyed this movie immensely. Anyone that gives this a bad review did not watch the same movie that I did. It's a heartwarming story of love, devotion and racism in a turbulent time in the world. We owe much to the historical people of the past.

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