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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Nicholas Jacob
Michael Aloni
Jamil Khoury
Alon Pdut.
Directors
Michael Mayer.
Screenwriters
Yael Shafrir
Michael Mayer.
Running Time
96 minutes

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Out Of The Dark
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Plot
Nimr (Jacob), a Palestinian Arab and psychology student, smuggles himself across the border for nights out at Israeli gay clubs. One night he meets a handsome Jewish lawyer (Aloni). Life quickly gets complicated from here.


Review
Out Of The Dark

Shot with the urgency of a political thriller rather than a homosexual romance, Palestinian student Nicholas Jacob’s dangerous liaison with Israeli lawyer Michael Aloni is a compelling, if rarely complex, insight into staying true to one’s heritage, family and self.


Verdict
A sometimes over-simplified but often affecting look at forbidden love.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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