Out in the DarkHD
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About the Movie
Nimer, an ambitious Palestinian student in the West Bank, dreams of a better life abroad. One fateful night in Tel Aviv, he meets Roy, an Israeli lawyer, and the two fall in love. As their relationship deepens, they are both confronted with the harsh realities of a Palestinian society that refuses to accept Nimer for his sexual identity, and an Israeli society that rejects him for his nationality. When Nimerʼs close friend is caught hiding illegally in Tel Aviv and sent back to the West Bank, where he is brutally murdered, Nimer is forced to choose between the life he thought he wanted and his love for Roy.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 24
- Fresh: 18
- Rotten: 6
- Average Rating: 6.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Even though the plot defies credibility at several points, "Out in the Dark" is gripping, and Nimr's tearful exile from his family breaks your heart.
Fresh: Ratchets up the tension on its appealing lead characters in believable, heartfelt ways while spinning out an edgy tale fueled by do-or-die sociopolitical intrigue. It's unique, powerful stuff.
Fresh: The love between a well-heeled gay Israeli lawyer and a struggling Palestinian student serves to examine harsh realities in both communities in Michael Mayer's textured drama.
Rotten: By the end, Nimr and Roy have become heavy-handed symbols for the ongoing clash of ideologies in the Middle East. "Out in the Dark" fared better when it treated them as people.
Dark Beautiful Film
This film gives the viewer an opportunity to see love from a very a very unusual perspective. It is dark and beautiful and highly recommended.
Touching and beautifully made.
Powerful story and great performances. Sad and moving. A love story that turns into a thriller. Definitely recommended.