The World Unseen

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"Nothing can stop you from falling in love"
  • PG-13
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 6.6  (4,650)

Set in 1950s South Africa, The World Unseen is a romantic drama that follows the lives of two women, Amina and Miriam, as they navigate the complexities of race, gender, and sexuality in a society that is deeply divided by apartheid. Amina, played by Sheetal Sheth, is a young and ambitious Indian woman who manages her father's cafe in the strictly segregated community of Cape Town. She is engaged to be married to a man she does not love in order to satisfy her family's expectations, but she is secretly drawn to Miriam, played by Lisa Ray, a quiet and reserved South African woman who is married to a man named Omar, played by Parvin Dabas.

Despite their differences in background and culture, Amina and Miriam find themselves irresistibly attracted to each other, and they begin a tender and passionate affair that threatens to upend their lives and the lives of those around them. Together, they explore their sexuality and their desire for freedom and love, even as they face the constant threat of violence and persecution from a society that refuses to accept their relationship.

As the film unfolds, we see the challenges that Amina and Miriam encounter as they try to navigate their way through a world that is determined to keep them apart. Whether it is the disapproval of their families and communities, or the danger of the police and government officials who seek to maintain the brutal system of apartheid, they must overcome obstacles that seem insurmountable if they hope to be together.

Along the way, we also meet a colorful cast of characters who provide a rich and nuanced backdrop to the story. From Amina's brash and independent friend Rehmat, to Miriam's troubled husband Omar, to the white liberal artist Jacob who becomes infatuated with Amina, each person has their own story to tell, and their own perspective on the turbulent times in which they live.

Through it all, The World Unseen is a powerful and moving exploration of love, freedom, and the human spirit. As Amina and Miriam struggle to find their place in a world that denies them the right to be who they are, we are reminded of the profound strength and resilience that lies within all of us, and the ways in which love can transcend even the most oppressive of circumstances.

The World Unseen is a 2007 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6.

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    6.6  (4,650)