Not a day goes by that news isn’t filled with conflict in the Middle East. Egypt, Syria, Iran and of course, the on-going tensions between Israel and Palestine.
In is against this backdrop that writer/director Michael Mayer delivers his tale of friendship and love, Out in the Dark. Due on DVD from Breaking Glass Pictures on Oct. 29
Out in the Dark is not just about any love affair, but one between two gay men … one is an Israeli lawyer named Roy (Michael Aloni) and the other a Palestinian student named Nimr (Nicholas Jacob).
On the surface this dangerous liaison seems unlikely, but filmmaker Michael Mayer has drawn upon his own experiences at a Tel Aviv shelter for gay and lesbian refugees for this intense dramatic tale.
Not only does the film ring true, but Mayer took some daring chances during the actual production … actually shooting scenes on the streets of Ramallah. Just imagine if the locals had learned that an Israeli filmmaker was in the city making a movie about a love affair between an Israeli and Palestinian — the gay part wouldn’t have even mattered!
Presented in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles. Bonus features include commentary from Mayer, deleted scenes and interviews with the cast.
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