Fremde Haut

Deutschland Österreich 2004/2005 Spielfilm

Summary

Unveiled

The Iranian translator Fariba, threatened with the death sentence in her native country because of her love affair with a woman, manages to flee to Germany. Applying for asylum, she claims to be politically persecuted, but lies about the real reason for her persecution. Her application is turned down. The suicide of the unbalanced Iranian refugee Siamak Mustafai offers her a dramatic solution to her desperate situation – she cuts off her hair, disguises herself as a man and takes on his identity. With a temporary residence permit in his name she arrives in a small southern German town. At first it appears that her survival is assured there, but she has to keep up her male disguise even in the refugee home – the smallest mistake could blow her cover.

 


Fariba works illegally in a sauerkraut factory in order to earn enough money to buy forged papers. There she meets Anne, who takes a great interest in "Siamak′s" well-being and is strangely attracted to this unusual foreigner. As they spend more and more time together, they come ever closer and Anne begins to suspect Fariba’s true identity…

In "Unveiled" Angelina Maccarone tells of persecution, the search for one’s identity and the inner exile her protagonist experiences in Iran as well as in Germany because of her sexual orientation.

Source: 56. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director of photography

Assistant camera

Lighting design

Production design

Make-up artist

Editing

Audio mixing

Cast

in co-production with

Co-Producer

Unit production manager

Location manager

Production assistant

Post-production

Original distributor

Shoot

    • September 2004 - Oktober 2004: Filderstadt, Stuttgart, Frankfurt am Main
Duration:
2726 m, 100 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Digital
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.10.2005, 103927, ab 12 Jahre, feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Voraufführung (FR): Mai 2005, Cannes, IFF - Filmmarkt (New German Films);
Uraufführung: 04.07.2005, Karlovy Vary, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Erstaufführung (DE): 24.09.2005, Hamburg, Filmfest;
Kinostart: 20.10.2005;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 06.04.2008, ARD

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE AT) Fremde Haut

Versions

Original

Duration:
2726 m, 100 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Digital
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.10.2005, 103927, ab 12 Jahre, feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Voraufführung (FR): Mai 2005, Cannes, IFF - Filmmarkt (New German Films);
Uraufführung: 04.07.2005, Karlovy Vary, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Erstaufführung (DE): 24.09.2005, Hamburg, Filmfest;
Kinostart: 20.10.2005;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 06.04.2008, ARD