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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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Nimer Mashrawi
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Roy Schaffer
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Nabil Mashrawi (as Jameel Khouri)
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Gil
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Mustafa N'amna (as Loai Noufi)
Khawlah Hag-Debsy ...
Hiam Mashrawi (as Khawlah Haj)
Maysa Daw ...
Abir Mashrawi
Shimon Mimran ...
Daniel
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Shabak 1 (as Morris Cohen)
Tal Elimelech ...
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Majd Bitar ...
Bashar
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Eitan Schaffer
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Rina Schaffer (as Cheli Goldenberg)
Huda Al Imam ...
Psychologist
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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Nimer Mashrawi: To Mustafa.
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Beautifully shot, intelligently simple, authentically executed.
8 May 2015 | by (Johannesburg, South Africa) – See all my reviews

The story speaks to the very "realness" of the complexities of the human condition.

Here, we have a most believable plot of two men meeting casually - and having the biggest possible outcome on their lives. The part of "Roy" is played expertly to "Nimer" and I just love how the twists and turns of the delicate situation they find themselves in, empowers, ultimately (without giving it away) a difficult situation.

However, I enjoy that the end result is left largely unresolved allowing for your own imagination's participation. This means that the "effect" of the film stays with you for a while. It has also, in my opinion, humanised an otherwise impossible scenario in the Middle East and asks that age old question (if not entirely answers it), at what cost, love?

I'm a fan! I highly recommend this movie whether you're gay or not you'll find something in the very human story that will resonate with you.


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