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Yossi & Jagger (2002)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  1 August 2002 (Israel)
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Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border.

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Credited cast:
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Yossi
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Lior Amichai 'Jagger'
Assi Cohen ...
Ophir
Aya Steinovitz ...
Yaeli
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Goldie
Sharon Raginiano ...
The Colonel
Yuval Semo ...
Psycho
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Samoncha
Hanan Savyon ...
Adams
Erez Kahana ...
Yaniv the Cook
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shmulik Bernheimer ...
Shmuel 'Shmulik' Amichai
Yael Pearl ...
Varda Amichai (as Yael Perl Becker)
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A sociological study of two men in the Israeli army who are lovers. The others in the unit react to their situation, suspecting, but not always understanding. One will leave the military soon, a few months away, as a snowy and desolute outpost is guarded from attack. Written by Rick-8

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Love should never be a secret.

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Drama | Romance | War

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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1 August 2002 (Israel)  »

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Goofs

In the snowball fight scene, after Yossi has pinned Jagger, Jagger's jacket is open and his chest visible before Yossi has unzipped it. See more »

Quotes

Yossi: I Don't Believe It
Lior Amichai 'Jagger': What can I say?
Lior Amichai 'Jagger': I'm an animal
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References The English Patient (1996) See more »

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Bo
Lyrics by Miri Feigenboim
Music by Rami Kleinstein
Performed by Rita
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War and the Lonely Soldier
9 November 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

On a cold desolate hillside, during a lull in a long winter war, Jewish soldiers in far off Isreal, brace themselves against the wind, the dark night and frigid temperatures, in anticipation of an ambush. The air is frosted with both fears and idyllic dreams of a comfortable civilian life. In this tiny corner in a war torn country, two soldiers await destiny amid their shivering companions. The first is Lior Amichai, affectionately called "Jagger" for his love of the noted singer. The other is his companion and secret lover Yossi who despite command responsibilities, yearns for a time when he and Jagger can openly express their love. Arrayed against this union are the tragedies of life. There is Aya who also loves Jagger and in turn is sought after by others in the tiny force. The squad like most common soldiers, long to return home and dream of peace. It is rare that a film elevates gay love to such a poignant level, but this story does just that. It captures the true sentiments of both characters and tugs at the heart of any who have ever been in love amid the turmoil of conflict. When the war torn drama yields it's tragic outcome, it is touching, sympathetic and memorable. ****


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