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The World Unseen (2007)

PG-13 | | 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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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)  »

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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I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
Written by Billy Taylor and Dick Dallas
Performed by Nina Simone
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Just exquisite !
6 December 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Cinematographically perfect,location likewise,casting could not have been better,the pace of the tale was brilliant. I loved this film,it was film-art. I loved it and was pleased that the ending wasn't 'Hollywood or Bollywood'. I couldn't have agreed more with the previous reviewer. More tastefully executed films like this please ! It is a must see and worthy of 10 gold stars by any standard. I have never seen a film that has touched on the lives and times of immigrant East Indians in South Africa,before and I found it to be an eye-opener and quite profound. I suspect that there must be a multitude of similar tales in need of being told from all British Colonies of the time.I'm not about to make excuses nor sympathies as I think it ridiculous to apolgise for the behaviours of past peoples. I endeavour personally to never repeat such practises myself! Nor should you.


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