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A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sides of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nimer Mashrawi
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Roy Schaffer
Jamil Khoury ...
Nabil Mashrawi (as Jameel Khouri)
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Gil
Loai Nofi ...
Mustafa N'amna (as Loai Noufi)
Khawlah Hag-Debsy ...
Hiam Mashrawi (as Khawlah Haj)
Maysa Daw ...
Abir Mashrawi
Shimon Mimran ...
Daniel
Moris Cohen ...
Shabak 1 (as Morris Cohen)
Tal Elimelech ...
Shabak 2
Majd Bitar ...
Bashar
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Eitan Schaffer
Chelli Goldenberg ...
Rina Schaffer (as Cheli Goldenberg)
Huda Al Imam ...
Psychologist
Tony Haddad ...
Social Worker
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Nimer and Roy are two gay men on opposing sides of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict who fall for each other. Much as they'd like to be left alone, both political conflict and orthodox beliefs will not leave their budding relationship untouched, with most of the egregious circumstances befalling Nimer, whom security forces pressure into helping them by stripping his access to education and threatening to leave him without family. Through his eye-witnessed death of a friend, Nimer knows he can't oblige. Can love find a way through this no-win situation? Written by statmanjeff

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Love knows no borders.


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The credits spell Roy's last name as "Schaffer" but the business card he passes Nimer says "Sheffer." See more »

Quotes

Nimer Mashrawi: Actually, my dad died when I was twelve, so I think it's cool that you get to work with you dad.
Roy Schaffer: I guess it is.
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Written and performed by Uri Brauner Kinrot
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Mesmerising, tense, romantic and unforgettable
12 January 2016 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

Out in the Dark is a movie about true love, giving all yourself to the other person. It is set in Israel and Palestine, describing the most powerful love chemistry I have ever seen on the screen. I got really connected to the both of main characters.

Scenery is really beautiful and story is really breathtaking. There is one thing in this movie that I almost never think about. It is music, made for the movie. You can almost feel it on your skin. Especially the last one ( France by Mark Holden ). Even today, when I listen to it, I feel very sad and get goosebumps every time.

There was a debate if this was pink-washing movie. I never got that in mind. Both sides are depicted in neutral way. They are both full of good and bad characters. I do not see this movie as political. It is movie about true love and sharing all you have with other part of your soul.

The ending really got me in tears, left me thinking about future of both characters. Song France makes you feel feelings main roles feel and makes you think about all good stuff they went trough together.

Definitely, one of the best love movies I've ever seen.


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