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Lemon Popsicle (1978)

Eskimo Limon (original title)
R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1978 (Israel)
Three friends live their lives in the 1950's each searching for someone to love.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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Benzi / Benji / Benny (as Yiftach Katzur)
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Nili / Nikky / Nili
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Momo / Bobby / Momo (as Jonathan Segal)
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Yudale / Huey / Johnny (as Zacki Noy)
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Sonja, Benzi's mother (as Deborah Kaydar)
Ophelia Shtruhl ...
Stella (as Ophelia Shtrel)
Menashe Warshavsky ...
Romek, Benzi's father
Rachel Steiner ...
Bracha / Martha
Louis Rosenberg ...
Pharmacist
Yehoshua Luff ...
Iceman
Avi Hadash ...
Froggy / Victor / Viktor (as Avi Chadash)
Denise Bouzaglo ...
Ricki, prostitute (as Dennis Bozaglo)
Rita Raish ...
Teacher
Savich Goldreich ...
Doctor (as Savitch Goldreich)
Mira Birenbaum ...
Ruthy
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Storyline

Bentzi, Momo, and Yuda'leh are three teenage boys growing up in 1950's Israel, which is not much different from 1950's America if you believe what you see in the film. Of course they are obsessed with one thing - sex. Bentzi is interested in the beautiful Nili, but she prefers his friend Momo. Meanwhile, while Bentzi is working delivering ice to people he comes across a voluptous nympho. For some reason he leaves his job and gets his friends, who are promptly invited inside and divested of their virginity in an explicit softcore sex scene. Momo goes first, then the obese Yuda'leh. Before Bentzi can have his turn the nypho's sailor boyfriend suddenly returns from the sea and chases the boys away, Yuda'leh being forced to run away naked. The boys next visit a prostitute and are serviced by her in turn, the experience causing Bentzi to vomit. With all this experience under his belt Momo seduces Nili and impregnates her. He disowns her when she makes this known to him, leaving it to ... Written by Tim Curtiss <Tim_the_Bald@hotmail.com>

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virginity | 1950s | israel | bicycle | ice | See All (34) »

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L'an holchim kshamisiba nigmira? (Where do you go when the party's over?)

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The director claims he based the movie on a situation which happened to him as a youth. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, in front of the diner, a young man in red shirt appears eating ice cream and talking with friends, then in the next scene, appears dancing very happy. The same for the blond boy in blue shirt. See more »

Quotes

Yudale: [after having sex with Stella] She's a nymphomaniac all right.
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Connections

References The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Ciao, ciao bambina
Written by Domenico Modugno and Dino Verde
Performed by Domenico Modugno
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
Amusing and nostalgic
27 January 2002 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Although Lemon Popsicle is actually a sex comedy, it's not offensive at all and the fact that it is set in the early 60s provokes a feeling of innocence and naivety. It's about situations most of us have been through during puberty (and beyond) : chasing after some girl, going to parties hoping to make new acquaintances etc. The soundtrack is beautiful and adds a lot to the accurate depiction of that era. The direction is another story...

The first sequel was not as good.

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