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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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Daniel
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Shabak 1 (as Morris Cohen)
Tal Elimelech ...
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Majd Bitar ...
Bashar
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Rina Schaffer (as Cheli Goldenberg)
Huda Al Imam ...
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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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The credits spell Roy's last name as "Schaffer" but the business card he passes Nimer says "Sheffer." See more »

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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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Written by Arthur Eisele
Performed by Kordan
Courtesy of Last Bummer Records
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Superb
25 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie. Every performance was totally convincing, from the very natural and relaxed love scenes to the emotional and dramatic scenes demanded by the plot. There was no editorial prejudice regarding the gay relationship or the political situation; it was a love story, a family drama and a political thriller all in one - and every aspect was handled with intelligence and sensitivity.

I liked the use of darkness to illustrate the clandestine relationship and some of the more devious aspects of the plot, and I found it fascinating to see the difference between the families and homes of the two lovers.

I found this movie by turns moving and exciting, and it was wonderful to see some truly great acting from a cast of relative unknowns. My film of the year so far.


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