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Out in the Dark
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51 of 54 people found the following review helpful
on November 9, 2013
I watched the DVD last night and found this to be a very compelling film, showing the difficulties of gay romance between an Israeli Jew and a Palestinian in Tel Aviv with dramatic flair. The two actors in the leads are wonderful. This is a low-budget, shot on location film that is loaded with atmosphere. There are moments of comedy as well, but the tone is generally serious and, in the last 15-20 minutes becomes an intense thriller, with an ending set-up for a sequel, which I hope these filmmakers will make.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on December 7, 2013
EXCELLENT MOVIE! They did an amazing job depicting the lives facing gay people in different parts of the world as well as class status. The culture in Palestine is so brutal that for one to come out to their family is a death sentence. This is in stark contrast to an upper middle class family in Israel where being gay is at least tolerated. Nimer’s reality was raw and in the moment; his life was built around survival and fighting for a better future. Being from an affluent family Roy’s reality was much easier, more about pulling strings and having things handed to him. Still, the two men loved each other so much that they were willing to do just about anything to be together. This was a fantastic movie and I recommend it to everyone ! ! !
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48 of 52 people found the following review helpful
on September 28, 2013
Just saw this film here in our theaters! And WOW!!!!! very real and very Interesting!! One of the best gay films in ages!! No stereotypes which was refreshing! Well acted! Well written! Well directed! I give it a 10 out of 10!!!!

Must See!!!!!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Social/political/romantic drama at its best. "Out in the Dark " is laced with suspense, murder, and violence that will keep you on the edge of your seat holding your breath. Immigration issues , cultural clashes, family dynamics, and homophobia make universal connections in this superb movie that could take place anywhere in the world . International relations have never been worst.

The lead actors are beautiful and believable. This is a full service gay movie.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
This is a film about a relationship with its trust challenges but which endures them convincingly and sincerely. This is a tale told with great emotive power whilst being understated in many ways. The two leads are simply gorgeous on screen and compellingly render their story from start to finish. This is not simply a good film about a gay relationship, this is just a good film about what any relationship is founded on, true love. Highly recommended.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2014
I love foreign films, especially those that have engaging, well developed gay characters. This film is one of the best foreign films I've ever seen that deals with the disturbing and tense relationships in the Middle East. Both the main characters are compelling and interesting to watch and to get to know. Their relationship is beautifully chronicled as it develops. The last scenes are the most intense and riveting that I've ever seen, literally had me on the edge of my seat, not knowing how the story would end. I absolutely loved this film and will recommend it to all my friends and family. It's an important film to watch for many reasons. And it is brilliantly acted.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on November 11, 2013
I have bad some bad purchases from Amazon in gay films. This one was NOT a mistake. It is a moving film. well crafted, and extremely thoughtful that touches hearts and emotions. I am gald I bought this one !
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2013
I watched "Out in the Dark" ahead of realizing what it was dealing with to find myself drawn into a intense and disturbing viewing experience whose context reminded me of Eytan Fox's "The Bubble" and "A Few Days of Respite," a Iranian film that left a stong impression at Boston's LGBT film festival. Out of this background came a foreboding that I could not expect the story's ill-fated couple to triumph over their separate and shared adversity. In spite of its being a real "downer", the movie was so well done-- truly compelling in its representation of a reality most of us can only imagine rather than deal actually have to deal with in our own lives--that I want to recommend it highly and hope it gets the attention and support it so richly deserves. John Prybot--Gloucester, MA
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2014
It is so sad that the Israeli/Palestine conflict destroys people who have a common father of their faith. Now that I have the politics off my chest I will address the movie. It was very dramatic but the ending was realistically dark and so sad. The movie did not do a great job and developing the relationship of the two men but in reality the movie is more about what happens to a gay couple who come from opposite sides of the conflict but who as just humans find each other and love develops against all odds. But what was so well done was the relationship between the gay man and his brother-in-law who risks much...spoiler alert here so I won't go on. But this is a great movie to add to ones collection. I love a fairy tale ending and this movie is not quite there you will not guess the ending. Well done.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
As others who viewed this movie, it's a love story between two men who must over come all odds to love each other. The acting is very genuine that it convinced me of the deep devotion each man have for each other. The privileged Israeli gay partner sacrifices his career and family relationshIp to save his Palestinian lover. I won't go on and spoil it for those who have not seen this movie. It's a must see movie with two handsome leads. I wish a sequel from the would be made, but the end will leave you satisfied nonetheless. I also, learned that Israel is one of the most gay friendly country in the world. The government there actually sponsor and fund theIr annual Gay parade. It makes me want to visit Israel.
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