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The World Unseen (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama | 3 April 2009 (UK)
A drama centered on two women who engage in a dangerous relationship during South Africa's apartheid era.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Miriam
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Amina Harjan
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Omar
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Rehmat
David Dennis ...
Jacob (as David Denis)
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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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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Die verborgene Welt  »

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Opening Weekend:

$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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Written by Lionel Newman and lyrics by Dorcas Cochran
Performed by Doris Day
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what a disappointment ...
3 November 2007 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

i saw this film at the London Film Festival ... drawn to it by the subject matter ...

but what a disappointment - the acting was at times cringe worthy ... the script was at times so obvious and telegraphed, you knew at the start of a scene where it was going ...

and there seemed to be an over-reliance on the period props - just having a nice car, is not enough to carry a scene ! the writer/director was there to take the plaudits - she said that with the film being such a small, low-budget production, she had been able to chose the music, and the main casting.

unless you have a strong interest in the subject matter, this is definitely one to avoid.


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