The World Unseen

Nothing can stop you from falling in love.


The World Unseen
In the pressure cooker of 1950s apartheid South Africa, two women meet and their worlds are turned upside down. A traditional young Indian mother, hardworking and self-effacing, meets a brash and rebellious young woman, who confounds the Indian community by driving a taxi and setting up a cafe with a local black man. This unexpected friendship turns the quiet one's world upside down as they end up fighting both the apartheid police and their own community.

92 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Violence).
Drama, Romance, Female interest, On the art circuit

Showtimes

To kiss, perchance to dream ...
To kiss, perchance to dream ...

Credits

Cast
Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Parvin Dabas, Nandana Sen, David Dennis, Grethe Fox, Colin Moss, Natalie Becker
Director
Shamim Sariff
ScreenplayShamim Sarif, from his novel
MusicRichard Blackford
CinematographyMichael Downie
EditingDavid Martin
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2007
Produced byDO Productions, Enlightenment Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageSome
NudityNone
SexMild
ViolenceSome
PrejudicePart of plot
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsSouth African fild with some domestic violence and adult themes.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
10
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz
10
Cape Times
Terri Dunbar-Curran
15
iAfrica.com
Thamar Houliston quote iconAlthough the plot sometimes dwindles a little, The World Unseen is a poignant reflection of the old South Africa, and makes one realise just how far we have come...
15
The Citizen
quote iconAs it stands, it's not a great example of South Africa's film-making potential. It may be a better idea just to read the book.
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
5
24.com
Ulpha Edries quote iconThis is no mere struggle movie. It aims for the heart and hits its target. The World Unseen is deserving of the warm South African reception it has received, and will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on the local film landscape.
15
eye Weekly
Kieran Grant quote iconIt’s just a shame when that unseen world where they meet falls away and the typical lovers-in-a-dangerous-time story takes over.
5
Rottentomatoes critics
15 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
8

What the People say

Internet
70 Netizens quote iconwhat a disappointment ...
13

Average .. 53%

11

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