Unveiled (2005)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 18, 2005
DVD Release Date: April 18, 2006
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

[A] condemnation of German immigration practices as well as official Iranian intolerance toward love between women.

Dana Stevens
New York Times

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.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

laudable labor of love

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Tabatabai delivers a strong performance and the script, although not always plausible, touches on important issues like bias against gays and Muslims.

John Anderson

[A] serious and well-paced drama.

Ken Fox
TV Guide

... powerful drama ...

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

The parts are more valuable than the whole in Angelina Maccarone's Unveiled.

David Ng
Village Voice

Unveiled overflows with sociopolitical outrage even if its portrayal of a gender-confused heroine is ultimately indecisive and laconic.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

It's fitting that the film itself is torn between its affections to the shrill Yentl and grim Boys Don't Cry.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Abell
Well done story of alienation and having to hide one's true nature in order to survive day to day. Jasmin Tabatabai plays a woman fleeing persecution and… More
Daisy Maduro
Unveiled is a powerful story of survival, prejudice and love that reminds me also of the movie Boys Don't Cry" because of the situation of the lead… More
Ina S
Slow-paced, subtely narrated and very touching film.

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