Comment le conflit israélo-palestinien contamine une histoire d'amour entre un étudiant de Ramallah et un avocat de Tel Aviv. Jamais manichéen et toujours à la bonne distance, un film fort et émouvant, témoin une fois encore de la vitalité du cinéma israélien.
Very tender and moving love story between two men: a Palestinian scholar and an Israeli lawyer. The polarization of their respective situation feels appropriate. The tone of restraint (emotionally as well as physically) conveys how repressive living under such conditions makes something we take for granted - like dating - a life and death decision.
Un film sur un amour gay, ça sent déjà le mélo frelaté, mais quand en plus ça se passe en Israël, on sent que ça va être bien lourd. Et ça loupe pas.
Le cinéma LGBT croit naïvement que regarder le monde par le prisme des problèmes liés à la communauté permet d'éclaircir les problématiques. C'est souvent l'inverse, comme ici.
Alors qu'une simple histoire d'amour c'est moins ambitieux mais autrement plus percutant.
The somewhat sloppy filmmaking was often overcome by my tremendous fondness for the characters, Nimr in particular, and his quietude. Oh hell, I don't know how to rate a movie that doesn't enter my perception as a movie but as fantasy, dangerous fantasy, insulating fantasy--where the love is palpable enough, love magnified by the ambiguity of the ending, that the politics (the Real) has to take a backseat.
A love story that is challenged by the intolerance of the country's politics and religion. Such a shame that there's still this much hate and fear so dominant in our world. Well acted and well directed, this movie plays very nicely, albeit with a typically troublesome antagonist that there never seems to be an escape from.
Terrific lead actors, excellent script. A stinging indictment of the current Israeli/Palestinian situation. Terrifying to think of how many more millions of lives have been and are being brutally oppressed in that land.
This film essentially posits love, gay love, as a solution to the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. I couldn't deal with the pinkwashing and stereotypes. Even the "no one is right" approach to Out in the Dark feels oversimplified and absurd. Also, the film hardly feels gay even though it's a gay love story?