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Out In The Dark review

Michael Mayer's debut film is emotionally charged

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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Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.