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Out in the Dark -- As much of a political and societal commentary as it is an original romance. Compelling and intimate, Out in the Dark follows a border-crossing relationship between an Israeli lawyer and an increasingly desperate Palestinian student.
Out in the Dark -- A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sites of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimr and Roy, an Israeli lawyer.
Out in the Dark -- As much of a political and societal commentary as it is an original romance. Compelling and intimate, Out in the Dark follows a border-crossing relationship between an Israeli lawyer and an increasingly desperate Palestinian student.

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Director:
Writers:
Yael Shafrir (co-writer) &
Michael Mayer (co-writer)
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Release Date:
27 September 2013 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Love knows no borders.
Plot:
A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sites of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
17 wins & 13 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An unlikely story told convincingly. See more (18 total) »

Cast

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Nicholas Jacob ... Nimr Mashrawi

Michael Aloni ... Roy Schaefer
Jamil Khoury ... Nabil Mashrawi (as Jameel Khoury)
Alon Pdut ... Gil
Loai Nofi ... Mustafa Na'amne (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

Alon Oleartchik ... Eitan Schaefer
Chelli Goldenberg ... Rina Schaefer (as Cheli Goldenberg)
Huda Al Imam ... Psychologist
Tony Haddad ... Social Worker
Michael Teplitzky ... Roman
Rami Kashy ... Soldier (as Rami Kashi)
Karam Dabas ... Waseem
Gidon Ucko ... News Anchor
Salam Hassan ... Amar
Didi Lubetzky ... Policeman 1
Alex Kipper ... Policeman 2
Yossi Algim ... Bodyguard
Yoav Goldwein ... Bartender
Monica Haim ... Lady on Yacht
Yaniv Goldschmidt ... Skipper
Andrew Abado ... Gang Member 1
Amir Abado ... Gang Member 2
George Asali ... Driver
Guy Martin Lahav ... Guy on Street
Adi Shaulov ... Police Dispatcher
Chamudi Arabi ... Friend at Wake
Rabia Asadi ... Friend at Wake
Tiran Salam Ganaiim ... Friend at Wake
Khader Khouri ... Friend at Wake
Georgette Abou Ali Fadicha ... Friend at Wake

Directed by
Michael Mayer 
 
Writing credits
Yael Shafrir (co-writer) &
Michael Mayer (co-writer)

Produced by
Michael Mayer .... producer
Lihu Roter .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Holden 
Michael Lopez 
 
Cinematography by
Ran Aviad 
 
Film Editing by
Maria Gonzales 
 
Casting by
Hila Yuval 
 
Art Direction by
Sharon Eagle 
 
Costume Design by
Hamada Atallah 
 
Makeup Department
Keren Assaf .... key makeup artist
Ann Hasson .... makeup artist
Gal Michael .... additional makeup
 
Production Management
Moti Adiv .... production manager
Gil Elnekave .... production manager
Ofir Goldman .... unit production manager
Marc Grey .... set manager
David Pearl .... set manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ehab Bahous .... first assistant director
Rafael Leibowitz .... additional first assistant director
Noga Levy .... second second assistant director
Maria Magaril .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Ranit Amir .... property master
 
Sound Department
Asher Dahan .... sound mixer
Elior Damol .... boom operator
Martin Lopez .... supervising sound editor
Allison Ross .... dialogue editor
 
Visual Effects by
Alec Hart .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Alex Osmolovsky .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yaniv Alpert .... additional best boy
Eli Arenson .... first assistant camera
Avishay Azulay .... additional gaffer
Raanan Berger .... additional second assistant camera
Yevgeny Bukhdruker .... second assistant camera
Yoni Glazer .... best boy
Leon Grin .... additional second assistant camera
Uri Imerglik .... gaffer
Nir Kaplan .... key grip
David Markievich .... additional gaffer
Eric Mizrahi .... additional second assistant camera
Zamir Nega .... additional first assistant camera
Guy Rubenstein .... additional first assistant camera
Felix Solomonik .... additional gaffer
Eli Turgeman .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Raafat Hattab .... costumer
Hiba Salameh .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Iddo Lahman .... additional assistant editor
Holly Sachi .... assistant editor
Anat Salomon .... assistant editor
Tahel Sofer .... additional assistant editor
Ifat Tadmor .... additional assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Avi Cohen .... transportation
 
Other crew
Hagai Benkuzari .... location manager
Rozeen Bisharat .... script supervisor
Alon Fabishevich .... location manager
Shmuel Gilor .... production coordinator
Matt Johnstone .... publicist: festival
Oren Rosenfeld .... location manager
 

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Runtime:
96 min
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Quotes:
Nimr Mashrawi:Actually, my dad died when I was twelve so I think it's cool that you get to work with you dad.
Roy Schaefer:I guess it is.
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Soundtrack:
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An unlikely story told convincingly., 22 July 2015
Author: tao902 from United Kingdom

Amongst a battle over nationhood emerges a battle over sexuality.

Nimr, a gay Palestinian, is unable to reveal his sexuality in his West Bank community. He has a pass for travel to Tel Aviv to study. There he meets Roy, an Israeli lawyer and they begin a relationship. However, Nimr's brother finds out Nimr is gay and he is subsequently ostracized. The security forces are monitoring Nimr, his brother and Roy. Nimr is ultimately unwanted in his homeland and by Israel and with Roy's help he escapes on a yacht bound for France.

A very well made film with excellent acting. Occasionally the story loses momentum but it soon picks up.

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