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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Miriam
... Amina Harjan
... Omar
... Rehmat
David Dennis ... Jacob (as David Denis)
Grethe Fox ... Madeleine Smith
... De Witt
... Farah
Rajesh Gopie ... Sadru
... Mr. Harjan
Avantika Akerkar ... Mrs. Harjan
... 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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Nothing Can Stop You From Falling In Love.

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Drama | Romance

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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:

Az észrevétlen világ  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,031, 9 November 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,832, 23 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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All of us are losing our dignity as human beings in this place.
18 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

Before I Can't Think Straight, there was this film. Both were written and directed by Shamim Sarif, and starred Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth - a combination that assures excellence.

In a background of oppression in South Africa in 1952, we view a struggle for personal freedom.

Amina (Sheth) wants to be free to live her life as a lesbian without bigotry. Miriam (Ray) wants to be free of a demanding and philandering husband. Jacon (David Dennis), a half-black wants to love a white woman (Grethe Fox).

We can only assume that it works out for two of the three characters, and that will have to satisfy us.


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