30.09. - 09.10.2021

Out in the Dark Israel, USA 2012 | 96 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Michael Mayer

Michael Mayer (*1973) was born in Israel, went to the USA to study at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he lives and works today. Out in the Dark is his feature film debut.

rated for 0 + years
The Palestinian student Nimr and the Israeli lawyer Roy meet at a nightclub in Tel Aviv. There is immediately a strong connection between the two men which electrifies the film from the first to the last minute. But Nimr is torn between his family, who would kill him if they knew of his sexuality and his partner, and an Israel that refuses to recognize him. The hopeless situation escalates when Nimr‘s student visa for Israel is withdrawn. The Israeli- Palestinian conflict has rarely been portrayed in such an immediately comprehensible and emotional manner. The real situation for this story can be seen in the documentary The Invisible Men.
Original title: Alata
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Arabic, Hebrew
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Michael Mayer
Screenplay: Yael Shafrir, Michael Mayer
Cast: Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jameel Khouri, Alon Pdut, Loai Noufi
Producer: Lihu Roter, Michael Mayer
Director of Photography: Ran Aviad
Music: Mark Holden, Michael Lopez
Production Design: Sharon Eagle
Editor: Maria Gonzales
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor: Pro-Fun Media GmbH
World Sales: m-appeal
Production: M7200


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