Based on a true story of romance and politics, Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo play Ruth Williams and Seretse Khama, an English girl and the King of Botswana whose relationship is disapproved of by their families and governments. Our hero and heroine rebel in a matter-of-fact way that is built on the foundation of their utter belief in what they deserve: what the world deserves, and what they know they will get. Undoubtedly. Not because they are desperate, but because it matters. At one point on the phone Ruth asks "are we giving up?" calmly and firmly, with a hint of feigned casualness. They must and will be together. That is certain. If being together were their only wish, it's easy: they could run away together and be wherever. But their commitment to having it all is inspiringly defiant. This is what happens when intelligent, kind, and determined people fight for their essential values. This film shows how social issues in politics have to be felt personally for change to be urged into motion.
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