Release dateSeptember 7, 2012 (2012-09-07) (Toronto)
February 28, 2013 (2013-02-28) (Israel) WriterYael Shafrir, Michael Mayer Initial releaseFebruary 28, 2013 (Israel) Music directorMark Holden, Michael Lopez CastMichael Aloni (Roy Schaefer), Nicholas Jacob (Nimr Mashrawi), Jamil Khoury (Nabil Mashrawi (as Jameel Khoury)), Loai Nofi (Mustafa Na'amne (as Loai Noufi)), Alon Pdut (Gil), Khawlah Hag-Debsy (Hiam Mashrawi (as Khawlah Haj)) Similar moviesJust a Question of Love, It's in the Water, In & Out, Les Invisibles, Summer Storm, Beautiful Thing
TaglineLove knows no borders.
Out in the dark official trailer 1 2013 romantic drama hd
Out in the Dark (Hebrew: עלטה) is an Israeli drama film which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2012 and in Israel in the Haifa International Film Festival in October 2012. It is the directorial debut of Michael Mayer (מיכאל מאיר).
The film tells the story of the relationship between Roy, an Israeli lawyer and Nimer, a Palestinian psychology student. The film was released commercially in Israel on February 28, 2013.
The film has been accredited with 25 awards throughout its creation, which includes the Audience Award at the Berlin Jewish Film Festival in 2013, along with the FilmOut San Diego in 2013.
Out in the dark clip 1 festival 2012
The film is set in Israel, where the Palestinian student Nimer Mashrawi (Nicholas Jacob) is heading to Tel Aviv to meet his friend Mustafa N'amnais (Loai Nofi) at a gay bar. While at the bar, he meets a local Israeli lawyer named Roy Schaefer (Michael Aloni). The pair falls in love with each other, though Nimer struggles with the reality of their relationship. The Palestinian society rejects Nimer because of his sexual orientation, whereas the Israeli society rejects him due to his nationality. The situation is made worse for Nimer when his friend Mustafa is caught illegally hiding in Tel Aviv and sent back to the West Bank, where he is murdered by extremists for being homosexual. Nimer discovers that his own brother Nabil Mashrawi (Jamil Khoury) is one of those responsible for Mustafa's death, and is worried that it is only a matter of time before he, too, is sent back, and suffers the same fate.