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Yossi (2012)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  17 May 2012 (Israel)
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This sequel to Yossi and Jagger finds Dr. Yossi Gutmann reminiscing about his love ten years after his death; however, as he encounters a group of young soldiers, one of them, Tom, reignites his romantic feelings.

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Orly Silbersatz Banai ...
Varda (as Orly Silbersatz)
Ola Schur Selektar ...
Nina (as Ola Schur-Selektar)
Meir Golan ...
Nimrod
Shlomi Ben Attar ...
Fefer
Amir Jerassi ...
Benda
Raffi Tavor ...
Mr. Amichai
Shlomo Sadan ...
Professor Neuman
Gil Desiano ...
Yariv
Bobbi Jean Smith ...
Rachelle
Keren Ann ...
Herself
Nuria Lusinzky ...
Nurse Lea (as Nuria Luzinsky)
Elias Abboud ...
Sinai Beach Owner
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This sequel to Yossi and Jagger finds Dr. Yossi Gutmann reminiscing about his love ten years after his death; however, as he encounters a group of young soldiers, one of them, Tom, reignites his romantic feelings.

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Ha-Sippur shel Yossi  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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$12,287 (USA) (25 January 2013)

Gross:

$116,207 (USA) (12 April 2013)
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Sharply Observed Romance
7 February 2014 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Set in contemporary Israel, YOSSI follows the life of the eponymous hero (Ohad Knoller), a heart surgeon who spends most of his life at work to try to compensate for a non-existent social life. Having lost his lover in combat, Yossi spends his few leisure hours watching porno films on a computer, trying and failing to find dates, and making a pilgrimage to Varda's (Orly Silbersatz's) house - Varda being the mother of his deceased lover. Eytan Fox's film is a stark depiction of loneliness - there is little or no music, and the camera scarcely departs from Yossi's face as he looks at his shapeless figure and wonders whether he will be able to escape the trauma of his loss. However the film takes an optimistic turn as Yossi travels to a resort, and on the way meets up with a group of soldiers. One of them, Tom (Oz Zehavi) takes a fancy to him - even though it takes a long time for Yossi to shed his inhibitions and respond in kind. In a consciously vulgar seaside resort, full of manufactured entertainment and artificial swimming-pools, the two of them spend the night together and subsequently take a life-changing decision. Fox's film offers hope for anyone trying to cope with the pain of losing a loved one.


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