Out in the Dark
About The Film
A troubled gay romance between an aspiring Palestinian grad student and well-heeled Israeli faces personal and political crisis in this arresting debut feature from director Michael Mayer.
After meeting at a Tel Aviv nightclub, psychology major Nimr and Jewish lawyer Roy (handsome leads Nicholas Jacob and Michael Aloni) feel an instant attraction and fall in love. Torn between a homeland that would reject his secret sexual identity and an Israeli society that repudiates his nationality, Nimr faces further adversity in the increasingly violent activism of his brother, a member of an extremist group, and the tightening noose of Israeli security forces. Ultimately, he is forced to decide between his dreams of studying aboard and the emotional lifeline offered by Roy. Morphing from tender and sensual border-crossing romance to suspenseful thriller, OUT IN THE DARK features sympathetic performances, and a gritty visual palette that heightens the sense of urgency.
Best Film winner at the Haifa International Film Festival.
Film DetailsDirector: Michael Mayer
Country: Israel, Palestinian Territories, USA
Language: Arabic, Hebrew with subtitles
Running Time: 96 min.
Subjects: Arab-Israeli Conflict, Drama, Gen-Y, Human Rights, Israeli, LGBT, Muslim, Romance, Twenty-Thirty Somethings