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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.

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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:
12 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the finest gay themed films out there... See more (16 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
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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 artist
 
Stunts
Alex Osmolovsky .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yaniv Alpert .... additional best boy
Eli Arenson .... 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
 

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Runtime:
96 min
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Roy Schaefer:Didn't you want to meet my boyfriend?
Rina Schaefer:You could have told us ahead of time.
Roy Schaefer:Would it have made a difference?
Rina Schaefer:I don't know.
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
One of the finest gay themed films out there..., 8 January 2014
Author: Jani Ahonen from Finland

When I began watching this movie I didn't know anything about the story, I just knew it was a gay themed film. I will say that I have seen a great number of gay themed films so my only reference in this genre isn't the classic Brokeback Mountain everyone always praises about (which in my opinion is barely an average gay themed film, there are much better films out there that are less known). Out in the Dark belongs now to my Top 5 gay themed films and here are the reasons.

This film represents the reality and how gay people are seen and treated in Palestine/Israel. If you thought that in western culture being accepted as a gay person was a difficult process, it is million times harder if you happen to born in Palestine. This film isn't trying to be "the best film of the year" nor it doesn't have the most "intelligent" storyline, but it is about showing how things can differ from our (western) way of experiencing and seeing things. Out in the Dark takes the viewer to a trip to the streets of Palestine/Israel and shows those moments most Hollywood screenwriters would not add to the screenplay since they are not what the "screenwriting manual" tells you to write. This is also what makes this film so appealing; you are following a journey of a person as it happens, aka "live", without any editing tricks or plot twists taking place all over the film. During the film I was constantly thinking how this could end and if the film can retain that level of intensity during the whole film, it means the film is well-made. At the end Out in the Dark is a film about love and how strong love can be between two people regardless of their sex. The ending will certainly divide people whether they like it or not, but I would have personally loved to see more, but I will not tell more since I would otherwise spoil it for you.

Out in the Dark shouldn't really be compared to films like Brokeback Mountain since this has a completely different narrative mindset as a film. Brokeback Mountain is a classic Hollywood polished love story just made with well-known actors and a director, but I personally feel that Brokeback Mountain gets praised more than it should. Films like Shelter (2007) and Just a Question of Love (2000) are million times better than Brokeback Mountain and I would recommend them anytime for anyone who wishes to see a well-done gay themed film. Even though by itself Out in the Dark isn't in my opinion as good as these two I just mentioned, it is still best gay themed film when it comes to this type of films; films which represent reality as it appears in a current day. Brokeback mountain is simply a reality sugared with all possible drama elements when in Out in the Dark the main thing is not to go through the "beginning, middle and end", it's the part of the journey one person must take to survive.

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