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The World Unseen (2007)

 -  Drama  -  3 April 2009 (UK)
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A drama centered on two women who engage in a dangerous relationship during South Africa's apartheid era.

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Miriam
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Amina Harjan
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Omar
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Rehmat
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Jacob
Grethe Fox ...
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De Witt
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Farah
Rajesh Gopie ...
Sadru
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Mr. Harjan
Avantika Akerkar ...
Mrs. Harjan
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Begum
Leonie Casanova ...
Doris
Roderick Priestley ...
Stewart
Ethan Sarif-Kattan ...
Sam
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A drama centered on two women who engage in a dangerous relationship during South Africa's apartheid era.

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Drama

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving sexuality, and violence | See all certifications »
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3 April 2009 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Die verborgene Welt  »

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Opening Weekend:

$9,031 (USA) (7 November 2008)

Gross:

$16,832 (USA) (21 November 2008)
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According to director Shamim Sarif when this film was sent for consideration to a film festival in Dubai, the DVD was mailed back to them with a note, which simply stated "the subject matter does not exist". See more »

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All of us are losing our dignity as human beings in this place.
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Before I Can't Think Straight, there was this film. Both were written and directed by Shamim Sarif, and starred Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth - a combination that assures excellence.

In a background of oppression in South Africa in 1952, we view a struggle for personal freedom.

Amina (Sheth) wants to be free to live her life as a lesbian without bigotry. Miriam (Ray) wants to be free of a demanding and philandering husband. Jacon (David Dennis), a half-black wants to love a white woman (Grethe Fox).

We can only assume that it works out for two of the three characters, and that will have to satisfy us.


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