Unveiled (Fremde Haut)
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Fariba, prosecuted in Iran because of her love for a women, flees to Germany. But, her application for asylum is turned down. Her desperate prospects are improved by the suicide of her fellow-inmate Siamak: she assumes his identity and using his temporary permit of sojourn, is send to a province village. At first glance her survival seems to be assured, but in the refugee home she is obliged to uphold her male disguise in cramped quarters and a single mistake could blow up her cover. In order to pay for forged documents, she takes an illegal job in a sauerkraut factory, where she meets Anne,… More
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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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