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Out in the Dark

Out in the Dark
  • 2012
  • Israel/Palestine/US
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael Mayer
  • Written by: Yael Shafrir, Michael Mayer
  • Cast: Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jamil Khoury
  • Language: Hebrew/Arabic
  • UK release: 5 July 2013

When Nimr (Jacob), a Palestinian graduate student, meets Roy (Aloni), a twentysomething Israeli lawyer, their mutual attraction is threatened on all sides. More interesting as a character study of forbidden love than as a generic thriller, but despite an overloaded story there's a palpable mood of claustrophobia.

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Out in the Dark

4 Jul 20133 stars

Claustrophobic drama about a love affair between an Israeli lawyer and a Palestinian student

The handsome lovers of Israeli writer-director Michael Mayer’s debut feature meet one night in a Tel Aviv gay bar. Nimr (Nicholas Jacob) is a Palestinian graduate psychology student, hoping to study for a PhD in America, who hasn’t come out to his own…

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