Out in the Dark (English Subtitled) 2013 NR

(35) IMDb 7.6/10
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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.

Starring:
Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni
Runtime:
1 hour, 36 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, International
Director Michael Mayer
Starring Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni
Supporting actors Jamil Khoury, Alon Pdut, Loai Nofi, Khawlah Hag-Debsy, Maysa Daw, Shimon Mimran, Moris Cohen, Tal Elimelech, Majd Bitar, Alon Oleartchik, Chelli Goldenberg, Huda Al Imam, Tony Haddad, Michael Teplitzky, Rami Kashy, Karam Dabas, Gidon Ucko, Salam Hassan
Studio Breaking Glass Pictures
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Landry Tientcheu on March 8, 2014
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This is the first review I ever wrote. And I've been watching movies on AMAZON for years. That goes to tell you how moved I was by watching a movie around gay romance with a powerful plot. I always complain that gay movies are too cheesy and not appealing enough for mainstream. This one however is completely different. It covers the contemporary israeli-palestinian conflict very well for those of us who are outside looking in. Yet it portrays a love story that could very well be the solution to that eternal conflict. This was brilliantly done. I just couldn't get enough. Now BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN has met its match in the gay movie genre for mainstream audiences.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mike Menichiello on February 15, 2014
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Very impressed with the acting and story line of this film - kept your interest and couldn't help but get involved with the characters and hope the best for them.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lost in Vegas on August 13, 2014
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This film grabs you in the first five minutes and keeps you glued to the screen for the remainder of the film. And, yet, it's not an action film but a relationship film for the most part. The main characters are riveting as a gay couple in love across the Israeli-Palestinian divide, both attractive and admirable, just trying to find a way to make their love work among nearly overwhelming difficulties. I loved this film.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Larry Guilbeaux on November 10, 2014
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Out in the Dark is a very difficult movie to watch, emotionally. This film transcends the narrow category of "gay film" and becomes much, much more as a story about anyone who is persecuted. The acting is superb, so much so, that you care for them as though they were real people and are drawn into their world.

The story starts innocently enough, a chance encounter at a gay club, but gradually becomes more and more complicated and dangerous for the two leads.

An air of desperation grows as all avenues of a solution (legal refugee status for Nimr) dry up and with Israeli security closing in, you become keenly aware of the danger to the Palestinian boyfriend, Nimr.

It is at this point that my heart began to ache, realizing that the odds are against them with little or no hope. It would be as though you were watching your two dearest friends trapped in a similar situation.

"Love will find a way" is so important to 'Roy' (the Israeli boyfriend), that he sacrifices everything to safeguard 'Nimr Mashrawi" from harm.

I give this movie 5 stars and should have been nominated for 'Best Picture of the Year' at the Oscars, not just Best Foreign film, its' that good.

The film's ending leaves room for a sequel, even though the director may have intended to be a stand alone film to emphasize a point. However, many fans have been clamoring for a sequel, because the couple deserve a 'happy ending' and not be left out in limbo, never to be addressed.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey L. Glickman on March 16, 2014
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Great movie.
Great acting, great location photography.
Superb treatment of two sensitive subjects (Israeli/Muslim relationships,Mulim gay issue).
Hopeful ending was weldome.
Highly recommended.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tom Poe on May 3, 2014
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This is not only a film that is of "special" interest to fans of LGBT Indy filmmaking, but one that has universal appeal. It's outstanding. I am a professor of film history/studies at The University of Missouri, Kansas City, so it's my job to watch hundreds and hundreds of new films a year, so kinda "jaded" in my film viewing. I was deeply, deeply touched by this film.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Todd Thorpe on July 31, 2014
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A love story in wartime, beautifully acted and directed. Brilliant in the way it weaves the polarized ideologies, brutal politics, and ubiquitous threat of violence inherent in the Palestinian resistance and Israeli occupation into a simple story of boy meets boy. The film's depiction of homophobia on both sides of the border is harrowing, especially the way homophobia is incorporated into patriotism by both sides. With the occupation of Gaza underway now, the film is particularly apt; it leaves you with the question, what's the point of all this hatred?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E W Koczorowski on March 18, 2014
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Excellent acting, well made, thoughtfully presented. Yes, this could be considered gay themed, but it transcends they typical issues and tells a complex love story whose main characters just happen to be gay. I'd recommend it to anyone who is interested in a serious plot that involves difficult choices. This movie presents modern day issues of how real people make difficult decisions, interwoven with a love story between two men from very different cultural pressures. I rented this, but I may buy it as well.
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