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The World Unseen (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 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.

Director:

Shamim Sarif

Writers:

Shamim Sarif (novel), Shamim Sarif (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Ray ... Miriam
Sheetal Sheth ... Amina Harjan
Parvin Dabas ... Omar
Nandana Sen ... Rehmat
David Dennis David Dennis ... Jacob (as David Denis)
Grethe Fox Grethe Fox ... Madeleine Smith
Colin Moss ... De Witt
Natalie Becker ... Farah
Rajesh Gopie Rajesh Gopie ... Sadru
Bernard White ... Mr. Harjan
Avantika Akerkar Avantika Akerkar ... Mrs. Harjan
Amber Rose Revah ... Begum
Leonie Casanova Leonie Casanova ... Doris
Roderick Priestley Roderick Priestley ... Stewart
Ethan Sarif-Kattan 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Nothing Can Stop You From Falling In Love.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving sexuality, and violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

South Africa | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Az észrevétlen világ See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,031, 9 November 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,832, 23 November 2008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 and Performed by Leonie Casanova
Copyright by Leonie Casanova
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romantic, soft
21 July 2014 | by Paola AulisaSee all my reviews

If someone has already watched a Shamim Sarif's movie, he could see many differences. They are the result of director's evolution in movie techniques. The color of scene is so vibrant, the dialogue is deeper and the end is something that you can't imagine. What is still the same is her passion for the historical background: South Africa at the beginning of Apartheid era. From the story you can do many reflections: first of all about the racism not only between black and white, but also between mulatto and black. There is another important theme: the homosexuality, a relevant issue in the contemporary society, which it is still considered a taboo. This film is very nice, it is better to watch alone. tin this movie the actress are also more mature in they way they act than in the previous one.


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