Out in the Dark

By turns dynamic, dangerous and bursting with passion, ‘Out in the Dark’ is a stark, swoonsome romantic drama.

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Out in the Dark

Nimer (Jacob), an ambitious Palestinian student in the West Bank, dreams of a better life. One fateful night in Tel Aviv, he meets Roy (Aloni), an Israeli lawyer, and the two fall in love. As their relationship deepens, they are both confronted with the harsh realities of a Palestinian society that refuses to accept Nimer for his sexual identity, and an Israeli society that rejects him for his nationality. When Nimerʼs close friend is caught hiding illegally in Tel Aviv and sent back to the West Bank and a terrible fate, Nimer is forced to choose between the life he thought he wanted and his love for Roy.
Genre
Drama, Romance
Runtime
96
Language
Hebrew, Arabic
Director
Michael Mayer
Cast
Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jameel Khouri
FEATURED REVIEW
Tom Dawson, The List

The handsome lovers of Israeli writer-director Michael Mayer’s debut feature meet one night in a Tel Aviv gay bar. Nimr (Nicholas Jacob) is a Palestinian graduate psychology student, hoping to study for a PhD in America, who hasn’t come out to his own conservative family in the West Bank. Roy ...

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