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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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A drama centered on two women who engage in a dangerous relationship during South Africa's apartheid era.

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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)  »

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

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$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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Wonderful and subtle movie
24 October 2007 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film at the London Film Festival. It sold out in two days and they are putting an extra screening!

This film tell the touching journey of one woman trying to find the courage to be herself in an oppressive (but not overly so) marriage with a bit of help from another, wildly independent and free-spirited woman. The background is 1950s South Africa and its despicable apartheid policy. Throughout the film are stark reminders of what that meant for blacks, whites and the Indian community.

No clichés here, just wonderful brush-strokes forming a charming and riveting film.


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