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The World Unseen (2007)

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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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Runtime:

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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Baby Ntsoare
Written by Khoza/Mdledle/Mogots
Performed by Miriam Makeba and The Manhattan Brothers
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literally breath-taking
6 August 2015 | by realisimoneSee all my reviews

The World Unseen is an outstanding movie about the topic of apartheid in the last 20 years of 1900 placed in south Africa. The interpretation of the actors and actresses is perfect, In particular Lisa Ray is perfect in playing the role of ingenuous wife submitted to the husband's rules. Even Sheetal Sheth in her character is very heart-warming. The story is exciting and rich of twists and involves the spectator make him aware of the pain of character. I suggest to the movie to everyone interested in this kind of plots especially to whom is interesting in lgbt movies. There is also the book of this movie that is amazing as well.


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