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Runtime:
96 minutes

Director(s):
Angelina Maccarone

Production Year
2005

Type
Feature

Genre
Drama

This acclaimed lesbian drama has been compared to Boys Don't Cry.

"Nail-biting suspense and spot-on acting… Extraordinary performance by Ms. Tabatabai!" — The New York Times

The stunning Jasmin Tabatabai stars as a lesbian fleeing persecution in Iran. When she escapes to Germany she passes as a man to gain refugee status, and then falls in love with a German woman.

Fariba (Jasmin Tabatabai), persecuted in Iran because of her love for another woman, assumes the identity of a man to gain temporary asylum in Germany. She takes an illegal factory job where fellow worker Anne (Anneke Kim Sarnau) takes an interest in the strange foreigner. As the two become close, Anne begins to suspect Fariba’s true identity – and both women face danger when authorities tell Fariba she must return to Iran. [German with English subtitles]

One of the Top 10 Films of 2005 — The Advocate

“Serious and well-paced drama.”— Newsday

“Powerful…an emotional exploration of one woman’s flight from persecution.” — TVGuide.com

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