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.
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.
A sometimes over-simplified but often affecting look at forbidden love.
Reviewed by David Parkinson