Out in the Dark

Synopsis: Nimer and Roy are two gay men on opposing sides of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict who fall for each other. Much as they'd like to be left alone, both political conflict and orthodox beliefs will not leave their budding relationship untouched, with most of the egregious circumstances befalling Nimer, whom security forces pressure into helping them by stripping his access to education and threatening to leave him without family. Through his eye-witnessed death of a friend, Nimer knows he can't oblige. Can love find a way through this no-win situation?
Director(s): Michael Mayer
Production: Breaking Glass Pictures
  17 wins & 22 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

Excuse me.

Excuse me.

It's tough getting a drink here.

Allow me



Hold on.

One sec.


you can have some of mine.

What is it?

Try it.

It's strong.

Are you trying to get me drunk?

Am I that obvious?

Quiet, everybody.

DJ, a little lower.

What's up?

Are you girls having fun?

It's almost eleven,

so if anyone needs to go home

before their family

suspects anything,

I know you don't wanna

get in trouble.

Go right ahead.

And don't forget next month,

the gorgeous Iman will be back.

By the way,

I'm Roy.

I'm Nimr.

You made it.

I missed you.

Me too.

They almost caught me at the fence.


Who do you think?

I'm not risking it again.

We'll see how long that lasts.

What's up with you?

Did you find a place to stay?

I found this great place,

you have to come check it out.

Where is it?

Around here.

Aren't you afraid

they're going to catch you?

Who? Israeli security?

Those bitches bark a lot,

but they don't bite.

Anyway, that roof I found

is really, really safe.

Here you go.

Oh wow,


Who's the hottie?

Roy, this is Mustafa.


My pleasure.

So what do you do, Roy,

when you don't go out to party?

I'm a lawyer.

Oh my God, a lawyer.

Forget Nimr,

he's leaving to the States,

you need a good woman like me.

Hi, honey.

You were amazing.

Thank you, sweetheart.

How are you?

Good, you?

Can we take a picture?


Came out great!

Do you guys want to go dance?

Maybe later.

See you later, boys.

So what kind of lawyer are you?

A little bit of everything.

Truth is, I work for my dad.



That's adorable.

Are you making fun of me?

No, I really do think it's sweet.

Let me guess,

you work for your dad too?

No, no.

Actually my dad passed away

when I was 12,

so I think it's cool that

you get to work with your dad.

I guess it is.

I didn't mean to kill the mood.

Let's start over,



My name's Nimr,

I'm a psychology student.

Check out

those two faggots over there.

Did you hear that?

Let's get 'em.

Are you serious?

Just to f*ck with them.

Sure, let's go.

Fucking pussies!

I'm so outta shape.

I don't think

we really scared them anyway.

Maybe I should've shouted at them

in Arabic.

That would've been awesome.


you're going to study in the U.S.?

Not sure if in the U.S.,

but that's the plan.

Just to get the hell out of here.


Sometimes I wish

I could just go somewhere

and start over on my own.

And leave Daddy's office?

Give it all up?

In a heartbeat.

What's stopping you?

I don't know.

Excuse me, coming through.

Sorry for breaking up

the wedding plans.

Hamada is leaving soon

if you need a ride.

Tell him I'm coming.


What's going on?

I've got to go,

I have a ride.

I can give you a ride.

To Ramallah?


Is that a problem?

No, not at all.

I'm serious, I'll give you a ride.

Maybe next time.

Okay, but

there better be a next time.

"Roy Schaffer, JD"

We should start her on medication.

There is no need to hospitalize her,

her depression is treatable.

What should we do with the children?

We can get social services involved.

I think it would be a mistake

to take the children away.

I know I'm just the student here,

but her depression

is clearly situational.

Her husband died, her son is in

an Israeli prison, and she's all alone.

Instead of digging in the past,

we should give her a future, hope.

Taking away her children

would crush her.

We should consider

what's best for the children.

She's not dangerous.

You said it yourself.

She doesn't require hospitalization.

She's in no state

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