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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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18 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... Sadru
Bernard White ... Mr. Harjan
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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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 »

Soundtracks

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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Wonderful and subtle movie
24 October 2007 | by cybermeufSee 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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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

Gross USA:

$17,808

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,101
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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