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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jasmin Tabatabai ... Fariba Tabrizi
... Siamak (as Navid Akhavan)
Mossadegh Hamid ... Stimme des Piloten (voice)
Bernd Tauber ... Beamter BAFL
Majid Farahat ... Dolmetscher
... Burkhardt
Atischeh Hannah Braun ... Alev
Mikail Dersim Sefer ... Cem
Haranet Minlik ... Velma
Homa Tehrani ... Stimme Shirins (voice)
Frank Frede ... Beamter BGS
Barbara Falter ... Beamtin BGS
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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€2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,025, 20 November 2005, Limited Release

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$3,025, 20 November 2005
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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 Schau mir in die Augen, Kleiner (2007) See more »

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Wie aus dem Nichts
Music by Hansonis/Ewert
Lyrics by Angelina Maccarone (as A. Maccarone)
Performed by Benjamin Rose
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Stunningly beautiful portrait of an Iranian refugee struggling between survival in small-town Germany and her love for a local woman
8 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

Director Angelina Maccarone (EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE), winner 1998 Outfest Audience Award) returns with UNVEILED, a stunningly beautiful portrait of an Iranian refugee struggling between survival in small-town Germany and her love for a local woman.

Fariba, persecuted in Iran because of a lesbian relationship, flees to Germany but her application for asylum is rejected. When her fellow inmate, a man named Siamak, commits suicide, Fariba assumes his identity and is sent to a refugee camp in a small German village. At first her survival seems assured, but the strain of upholding her male disguise in the cramped refugee quarters means a single mistake could blow her cover - at great personal peril. In order to pay for forged documents, Fariba takes an illegal job in a sauerkraut factory, where she is harassed about not wanting to shower with the boys and about being Iranian. The only saving grace is a German woman named Anne, to whom she grows close - dangerously close - as Anne begins to suspect Fariba's true identity.

Striking cinematography and remarkable performances work together to tell a captivating story that reveals the struggles of refugees, the confines of gender and the power of love. This deeply moving, intimate yet universal film will stay with you long after the curtain closes.


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