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Unveiled (2005)

Fremde Haut (original title)
The educated Fariba Tabrizi flies from Teheran to Germany expecting to have asylum, since she is persecuted in Iran due to her lesbian relationship with her beloved Shirin. However, her ... See full summary »

Director:

Angelina Maccarone

Writers:

Angelina Maccarone (screenplay), Judith Kaufmann (screenplay)
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jasmin Tabatabai ... Fariba Tabrizi
Navid Navid ... Siamak (as Navid Akhavan)
Mossadegh Hamid Mossadegh Hamid ... Stimme des Piloten (voice)
Bernd Tauber ... Beamter BAFL
Majid Farahat Majid Farahat ... Dolmetscher
Georg Friedrich ... Burkhardt
Atischeh Hannah Braun Atischeh Hannah Braun ... Alev
Mikail Dersim Sefer Mikail Dersim Sefer ... Cem
Haranet Minlik Haranet Minlik ... Velma
Homa Tehrani Homa Tehrani ... Stimme Shirins (voice)
Frank Frede Frank Frede ... Beamter BGS
Barbara Falter Barbara Falter ... Beamtin BGS
Ruth Wohlschlegel Ruth Wohlschlegel ... Frau Gabriel
Yevgeni Sitokhin ... Maxim (as Jevgenij Sitochin)
Dmitriy Dykhovichnyy ... Dmitri (as Dmitri Dihovichnij)
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The educated Fariba Tabrizi flies from Teheran to Germany expecting to have asylum, since she is persecuted in Iran due to her lesbian relationship with her beloved Shirin. However, her application is denied by the authorities and Fariba has to return to her home country. When her recent acquaintance Siamak, who is grieving the death of his brother, commits suicide, Fariba assumes his identity and status of political refugee and is sent to a refugee camp in a German village. Fariba finds an illegal work in a cabbage factory and she has many difficulties for not having bath with the other male workers. She becomes close to her colleague Anne and they fall in love for each other. However, prejudice and her illegal condition jeopardize her exile in Germany. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The term "in orbit" is officially used by the UN to refer to asylum-seekers who find themselves orbiting around planet Earth because they can actually find legal domicile nowhere at all. See more »

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Featured in Here's Looking at You, Boy (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Point of No Return
Music by Jacob Hansonis (as Hansonis), Hartmut Ewert (as Ewert) and Angelina Maccarone (as Maccarone)
Lyrics by Angelina Maccarone (as A. Maccarone)
Performed by Angelina Maccarone
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Survival Tale with Themes of Love, Racism, and Discrimination
15 October 2017 | by earthboliSee all my reviews

To compare this movie to Boys Don't Cry isn't completely fair; there is no transgender character in this film. However, in both films, the gritty, small-town narrow-mindedness threatens the main character, the cinematography is impressive, and themes of love and survival weave throughout.

In this story, the main character (Fariba) is punished for being gay in her home country of Iran (and being in a relationship with a married woman), and flees to small-town Germany, finding work illegally as a man in a factory (for reasons that would take too long to explain). As a man ("Siamak"), she attracts a lot of attention because she is a foreigner and of small stature. One of the racist/boorish factory workers (Uwe) antagonizes "Siamak," especially once "Siamak" starts to fall for Uwe's ex-girlfriend, Anne. In order to survive, Fariba has to navigate the secrets and lies she has been forced to create for survival, as well as the love she begins to find with Anne.

This movie is obscure and not well-known, but the script is solid, the acting is excellent, the characters are well-written, and the style/cinematography is great. "Lesbian" film or not, this gripping drama about love and its cost in an unjust world is worth watching.


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20 October 2005 (Germany) See more »

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Budget:

EUR2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,025, 20 November 2005

Gross USA:

$3,025

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,025
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