OUT IN THE DARK

ALATA

By Michael MAYER

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Drama - Completed 2012

Love lives in the shadows, when two men, a Palestinian and an Israeli, must face the harsh realities of a society that won't accept their love.

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& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2012
Discovery
Chicago IFF 2012
New Directors Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL, USA
    • Languages
    • HEBREW, ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Michael MAYER
    • Writer(s)
    • Michael MAYER, Yael SHAFRIR
    • Producer(s)
    • Lihu ROTER, Michael MAYER
    • Synopsis
    • Nimer, a Palestinian student and a dedicated son, is dreaming of studying abroad and of a better life. One fateful night he meets Roy, an Israeli lawyer, and the two fall in love. As their relationship deepens, Nimer is confronted with the harsh realities of a Palestinian society that refuses to accept him for his sexual identity, and an Israeli society that rejects him for his national Palestinian one.
      When his close friend is caught hiding illegally in Tel Aviv, is sent back to the West Bank and is brutally murdered, Nimer is sent hurling down a path of personal sacrifice and mortal danger. Now he must choose between the life he thought he wanted and his love for Roy.
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