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Out in the Dark (2012)

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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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Nabil Mashrawi (as Jameel Khouri)
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Gil
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Mustafa N'amna (as Loai Noufi)
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Hiam Mashrawi (as Khawlah Haj)
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Abir Mashrawi
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Shabak 1 (as Morris Cohen)
Tal Elimelech ...
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Majd Bitar ...
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Rina Schaffer (as Cheli Goldenberg)
Huda Al Imam ...
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Tony Haddad ...
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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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Where truth must be hidden, love lives in the shadows. See more »


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

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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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Brilliant realistic film
13 February 2016 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

I loved this expertly directed film. It's fantastic to finally see people bringing up homosexuality and discrimination issues in the middle east. I grew up in a middle eastern country and I exactly know what it feels like to grow up as a gay in those communities. What impressed me the most was the way the cast and crew tried to demonstrate the difficulties and struggles of homosexual people in the best possible way as well as illustrating of two persons engaging a mutual relationship from two different countries with conflicting political poles alongside its own ups and downs. I hope more and more film makers think of this issue leading to more LGBT-related art pieces and therefore more awareness and acceptance among people in such places. I personally liked the personality of Nimr very much and his good willing innocent soul.


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