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Lemon Popsicle (1978)
"Eskimo Limon" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Yftach Katzur ...
Benz (as Yiftach Katzur)
Anat Atzmon ...
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Momo (as Jonathan Segal)
Zachi Noy ...
Yudale / Hughie (as Zacki Noy)
Dvora Kedar ...
Sonya (as Devorah Kidar)
Ophelia Shtruhl ...
Stella (as Ophelia Shtrall)
Denise Bouzaglo ...
Ricki (as Denis Bouzaglo)
Rachel Steiner ...
Menashe Warshavsky ...
Romak (as Menache Warshavsky)
Louis Rosenberg ...
Pharmacist (as Luis Rosenberg)
Rita Raish ...
Teacher
Savich Goldreich ...
Doctor (as Savitch Goldreich)
Yehoshua Luff ...
Iceman
Avi Hadash ...
Froike
Mira Birenbaum ...
Ruthy
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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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L'an holchim kshamisiba nigmira? (Where do you go when the party's over?)

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21 April 1978 (West Germany)  »

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

Quotes

Yudale: Bobby, are you positive water will drown these crabs?
Momo: Positive.
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Momo: Not fleas or lice.
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ONE OF THE BEST FILMS EVER MADE

Well now then after a comment like that how can I back it up. Well firstly by stating that this is obviously a subjective view.

But to the movie.

This was released in the UK on video in the early 1980's. It's the story of Benji, Bobby and Huey, well atleast those were the names in the English translation. This is an Israeli [not sure if that's how you spell that but you get the point] movie. It tells the story of the Boys search for Love and..... Sex basically. Making the point early on that the two are not necessarily connected.

Benji the "quiet" one falls for a girl who he invites to a party, she says no but then turns up with his best friend, the `good looking' one, True to life or what! She eventually succumbs to Bobby's advances, and gets pregnant, at which point he dumps her. Benji stands by her organising an abortion and paying for it, well I never said this was a family film. At which point as soon as they return home .. well check out the end yourself, if you can get a copy that is, why I don't know but this is almost impossible to obtain a copy of. Other stories revolve around the boys visit to a prostitute, their catching of an embarrassing condition, And their run in with an Italian nymphomaniac while delivering ice.

So basically if you want to categorise this movie it's a sex comedy set in the 1960's. But it's more than that. For a start it has one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard, and the story and characterisation is in my opinion well up to the standard of Hollywood


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