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Actors: Jasmin Tabatabai, Navíd Akhavan, Bernd Tauber, Majid Farahat, Georg Friedrich
Director: Angelina Maccarone
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
UR     2006     1hr 37min

Fabria, prosecuted in Iran because of her love affair with another woman, flees to Germany. Her application for asylum is turned down-but her desperate prospects are improved by the suicide of her fellow inmate Siamak. She...  more »


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Actors: Jasmin Tabatabai, Navíd Akhavan, Bernd Tauber, Majid Farahat, Georg Friedrich
Director: Angelina Maccarone
Creators: Judith Kaufmann, Angelina Maccarone, Bettina Böhler, Markus Fischer, Ulrike Zimmermann
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Wolfe Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/18/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, German, Persian
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Excellent cross-cultural film with a twist
K. Jeannette | Minneapolis, MN USA | 01/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Enjoying foreign films of all types, I found this one extremely interesting and rewarding. It starts with the difficulties of refugees in Germany: will they be able to stay or will they be sent back? Fariba is in Germany having fled Iran because of a lesbian affair for which she was imprisoned by the authorities, now awaiting her fate at the hands of German authorities. To stay in Germany she takes the place of a young man who died, gets work illegally in a factory where she meets a woman named Anne, and deals with difficulties posing as a man and working illegally. She is neither triumphant nor defeated through this experience, producing a very realistic feeling in an unusual and absorbing story. I liked it very much."
Pretty decent
J.T. Sheldon | Beaver County, PA - USA | 06/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"it was touching...
i cut one star becuase it kind of moves along slow, it's emotional and nice, but slow... until the end. that's when it gets really good."