Unveiled (Fremde Haut)
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A woman assumes a new identity in order to start her life over again in this drama from Germany. Fariba Tarizi (Jasmin Tabatabai) is an Iranian woman who wants to leave her country to escape the persecution that comes with being a lesbian. Fariba manages to make her way to Germany before it's discovered that her passport and visa are forgeries; she applies for political asylum, but is told she doesn't have much of a chance of being allowed to stay. While held in custody by immigration officials, Fariba meets Siamak (Navid Akhavan), a young man who has also fled Iran and is terrified by… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[A] condemnation of German immigration practices as well as official Iranian intolerance toward love between women."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Unveiled tells the story of an Iranian translator who flees her homeland after falling in love with a married woman, only to be refused asylum in Germany."
‑ Dana Stevens, New York Times
"laudable labor of love"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Tabatabai delivers a strong performance and the script, although not always plausible, touches on important issues like bias against gays and Muslims."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"[A] serious and well-paced drama."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"... powerful drama ..."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The parts are more valuable than the whole in Angelina Maccarone's Unveiled."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Unveiled overflows with sociopolitical outrage even if its portrayal of a gender-confused heroine is ultimately indecisive and laconic."
‑ David Ng, Village Voice
"It's fitting that the film itself is torn between its affections to the shrill Yentl and grim Boys Don't Cry."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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