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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 ... 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

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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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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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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what a disappointment ...
3 November 2007 | by londonviewerSee all my reviews

i saw this film at the London Film Festival ... drawn to it by the subject matter ...

but what a disappointment - the acting was at times cringe worthy ... the script was at times so obvious and telegraphed, you knew at the start of a scene where it was going ...

and there seemed to be an over-reliance on the period props - just having a nice car, is not enough to carry a scene ! the writer/director was there to take the plaudits - she said that with the film being such a small, low-budget production, she had been able to chose the music, and the main casting.

unless you have a strong interest in the subject matter, this is definitely one to avoid.


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