- original title
- ظلام /עלטה
- Michael Mayer
- Israel, USA
- 96 min
Fast-paced and tender love story turns action thriller in this gripping debut feature from director Michael Mayer.
Handsome Jewish lawyer Roy Schaefer meets equally cute Palestinian psychology student Nimr Mashrawi at a Tel Aviv nightclub and the two fall for each other straight away.
But Nimr’s family don’t know about his secret life which is threatening to destroy their family’s ‘honour’, not to mention suspicions in the village that their son is an Israeli collaborator.
What starts out as a simple romance takes on a dark and far more sinister direction.
An engrossing watch with superbly understated performances from Michael Aloni and Nicholas Jacob as the central characters.