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Out in the Dark (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 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.

Director:

Michael Mayer

Writers:

Yael Shafrir (co-writer), Michael Mayer (co-writer)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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 »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Israel | USA

Language:

Hebrew | Arabic | English

Release Date:

27 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Afuera, en la oscuridad See more »

Filming Locations:

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,067, 29 September 2013

Gross USA:

$26,966

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,017
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

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

Quotes

Nimer Mashrawi: I didn't plan to fall in love with you. All I know is that I want to be with you.
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Featured in Hands Untied: Looking for Gay Israeli Cinema (2014) See more »

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Car Music
Written and performed by Uri Brauner Kinrot
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Superb
25 August 2013 | by mistergrey-774-686972See 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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