Unveiled (Fremde Haut)

Rated NR 97 minutes 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 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, who is very solicitous about Siamak's well-being and derives some kind of pleasure from the strange foreigner. While spending more and more time together, they become dangerously close and Anne begins to suspect Fariba's true identity.

Film Credits

Director: Angelina Maccarone

Writer: Angelina Maccarone and Judith Kaufmann

Producer: Ulrike Zimmermann

Cast: Jasmin Tabatabai, Anneke Kim Sarnau, Navíd Akhavan, Georg Friedrich, Thomas Goersch, Hinnerk Schönemann, Simon Schwarz and Nina Vorbrodt

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