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Queen of Katwe (2016)

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A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

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Mugabi Brian
Taryn Kyaze ...
Night (as Taryn "Kay" Kyaze)
Ivan Jacobo ...
Young Richard
Nicolas Levesque ...
Older Richard
Ronald Ssemaganda ...
Ivan
Ethan Nazario Lubega ...
Benjamin
Nikita Waligwa ...
Gloria
Edgar Kanyike ...
Joseph
Esther Tebandeke ...
Sara Katende
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Hope Katende
Philip Luswata ...
Minister Aloysius Kyazze
Peter Odeke ...
Enoch Barumba
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A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

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One girl's triumphant path to becoming a chess champion.

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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30 September 2016 (USA)  »

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Reina de Katwe  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$304,933 (USA) (23 September 2016)

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$8,805,918 (USA) (23 December 2016)
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At the end of the film, the actors appear with the real life people that they played. See more »

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Robert Katende: [Robert speaking to Phiona] Sometimes the place you are use to... is not the place where you belong
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Referenced in Lorraine: Episode dated 21 October 2016 (2016) See more »

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Back to Life
Performed by Alicia Keys
Written by Alicia Keys, Illangelo(as Carlo Montagnese), Billy Walsh
(p) 2016 Walt Disney Records, RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
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Cinematography of this film is Breathtaking!
25 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is another beautiful film by Mira Nair who made 'Monsoon Wedding'. The cinematography captures the true colors and life in a slum of Uganda, Africa. The characters were really believable and the acting was excellent. Madina Nalwanga's acting was very convincing and true to her heart. She understands how to portray her emotions in front of the camera. The children in the film were brilliant and all the cast gave good performances. Some scenes were heartbreaking and moving. Mira Nair directs her actors with great skill and confidence which is visible on the screen. Its really beautiful to experience another culture and I was very happy to experience Uganda. A big congrats to Mira Nair for a good film. I met Mira Nair few years ago when she came to San Francisco for a film premiere. She was very nice and sweet lady.


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