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Yossi & Jagger -- YOSSI & JAGGER is based on a true story about two men, both Israeli army officers serving in Lebanon. The two have a secret love affair that adds further complication to life in the remote base in which they serve. Directed by Eytan Fox and starring Israeli heartthrob, Yehuda Levi.


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1 August 2002 (Israel) See more »
Two soldiers and a love that lasts forever... See more »
Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ohad Knoller ... Yossi

Yehuda Levi ... Lior Amichai 'Jagger'

Assi Cohen ... Ophir
Aya Steinovitz ... Yaeli

Hani Furstenberg ... Goldie
Sharon Raginiano ... The Colonel
Yuval Semo ... Psycho

Yaniv Moyal ... 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)

Directed by
Eytan Fox 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Avner Bernheimer 

Produced by
Amir Harel .... producer
Gal Uchovsky .... producer
Original Music by
Ivri Lider 
Cinematography by
Yaron Scharf 
Film Editing by
Yosef Grunfeld 
Casting by
Yael Aviv 
Art Direction by
Amir Pick 
Costume Design by
Natan Elkanovich 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shabtai Yitzhak .... assistant director
Art Department
Benny Arbitman .... props
Sound Department
Israel David .... re-recording mixer
Asher Milo .... sound (as Ashi Milo)
Ronen Nagel .... sound designer
Gil Toren .... sound designer
Music Department
Gal Uchovsky .... musical advisor
Other crew
François Vila .... press agent

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Also Known As:
"Yossi and Jagger" - International (English title) (informal title)
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Rated R for language and some sexual content
65 min | Israel:67 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Continuity: When Ofir is listening to music with Yaeli in the bedroom, the CD display shows the number 2, while there's a music playing. A few moments later, the number on the display is 3, though the song is still the same.See more »
Yossi:I Don't Believe It
Lior Amichai 'Jagger':What can I say?
Lior Amichai 'Jagger':I'm an animal
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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Love on the front lines..., 22 December 2004
Author: Libretio

YOSSI & JAGGER (Yossi VeJager)

Aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Sound format: Stereo

Originally produced for Israeli television but screened theatrically in Tel Aviv to great success before opening nationally to even greater commercial and critical acclaim, this engaging drama from director Eytan Fox has been hailed in some quarters as one of the best gay movies ever made. Running a mere 65 minutes, the film divides its time equally between a platoon of soldiers operating on the Israeli-Lebanese border, and the two men at the center of a clandestine relationship.

Yossi (Ohad Knoller) is a brooding commander who feels constrained by his role as a macho authority figure to conceal his sexuality from the conscripts under his command, while Jagger (Yehuda Levi, a popular Israeli heartthrob whose career was kickstarted by an appearance in the TV soap opera "Cheers for Love" in 2001) is one of his subordinates, a carefree guy who wants them to declare their love publicly by retiring from the Army and setting up house together. There's a now-famous scene, early in the movie, when Yossi and Jagger make love in the snow (don't get excited - all you see are some lingering kisses and the aftermath, in which the two characters are entirely at ease with one another, free from the restraints imposed by Army discipline), but their romance takes up a surprisingly small amount of the movie's running time, which appears to have been curtailed for reasons of length (there's a number of images doing the rounds from scenes which were apparently shot but didn't make it to the final print). Based on a true story, the film is warm-hearted but inconsequential, with some annoyingly jerky hand-held camera movements, and the climactic scenes are a little too restrained to be entirely successful (though Knoller, in particular, gives a truly remarkable performance in the aftermath of a devastating plot development). There's still much to admire, and any reservations are dispelled by the central romance, depicted with disarming frankness and performed with relish by Knoller and Levi. Highly recommended.

(Hebrew dialogue)

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