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Out in the Dark (2012)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 27 September 2013 (USA)
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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.


Michael Mayer


Yael Shafrir (co-writer), Michael Mayer (co-writer)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Jacob ... Nimer Mashrawi
Michael Aloni ... Roy Schaffer
Jameel Khoury ... Nabil Mashrawi (as Jameel Khouri)
Alon Pdut ... Gil
Loai Nofi ... Mustafa N'amna (as Loai Noufi)
Khawlah Hag-Debsy ... Hiam Mashrawi (as Khawlah Haj)
Maysa Daw Maysa Daw ... Abir Mashrawi
Shimon Mimran ... Daniel
Moris Cohen ... Shabak 1 (as Morris Cohen)
Tal Elimelech Tal Elimelech ... Shabak 2
Majd Bitar Majd Bitar ... Bashar
Alon Oleartchik ... Eitan Schaffer
Chelli Goldenberg ... Rina Schaffer (as Cheli Goldenberg)
Huda Al Imam Huda Al Imam ... Psychologist
Tony Haddad Tony Haddad ... Social Worker


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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Did You Know?


First film role for Nicholas Jacob, who portrays Nimer (Nimr on the subtitles) Mashrawi. See more »


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


Eitan Schaffer: You can't forget where you live.
Roy Schaffer: What are you trying to say?
Eitan Schaffer: You know the kind of cases we handle at the firm.
Roy Schaffer: Are you worried about the firm?
Eitan Schaffer: I'm worried about you, Roy.
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"London and Kirshenbaum" clip courtesy of Channel 10 News flash courtesy of Channel 2 News See more »


Featured in Hands Untied: Looking for Gay Israeli Cinema (2014) See more »


Car Music
Written and Performed by Uri Brauner Kinrot (as Uri Brauner Kinrot.)
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The Touching Love story
13 April 2018 | by adesunandarSee all my reviews

First of All the line story is clear and easy to find out how, the romance, yep dont ever ask why this is good because its a romance movie. the music is good with a little thriller sound here and made me loud noisely to when the nimr in the runaway.

the character is really smooth just like they really have their story for real, this is I call the romantic movie I ever seen beside the truth is this movie were gay movie. i really dont care but I feel love here, I cried when there were fight for their love and I really thinks and grateful that I was born here in my country with freedom.

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Release Date:

27 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Out in the Dark See more »

Filming Locations:

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,067, 29 September 2013

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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