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Out In The Dark review

Israeli director Michael Mayer nimbly tackles a volatile cocktail of racism and homophobia in his emotionally charged debut.  

Student Nimr (impressive newcomer Nicholas Jacob) and lawyer Roy (Michael Aloni) fall for each other after meeting in a Tel Aviv bar. 

 

The only problem: Nimr’s from Palestine and Roy’s from Israel... 

 

As the pair struggle to make things work, Mayer’s elegant storytelling probes social taboos and builds to a thrilling final act.  By turns dynamic, dangerous and bursting with passion, Out In The Dark is a stark, swoonsome romantic drama.

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