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Snails in the Rain (2013)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 20 June 2013 (Israel)
Tel Aviv, Summer 1989. Boaz, a beautiful and alluring linguistics student, receives anonymous, male-written, love letters that undermines his sexual identity and interfere with his peaceful life with his beloved girlfriend.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yoav Reuveni ...
Boaz
Yehuda Nahari ...
Nir
Yariv Mozer ...
Prof. Richlin
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Noa
Eran Lev ...
Army soldier
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Ruth
Eyal Cohen ...
The mechanic
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Liron Argaman ...
Student
Yaron Biton ...
Male escort
Shak Brenner ...
Army Commander
Adi Douiev ...
Michal
Itay Gonen ...
Guy in the Park
Aya Hirsch ...
The child
Yoni Ittiel ...
The Neighbor
Irit Kashani ...
Woman in Post Office
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Tel Aviv, Summer 1989. Boaz, a beautiful and alluring linguistics student, receives anonymous, male-written, love letters that undermines his sexual identity and interfere with his peaceful life with his beloved girlfriend.

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Tel Aviv, 1980s. Anonymous letters reveal an impossible triangle love story. See more »

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ILS 1,000,000 (estimated)
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Misled but satisfied
4 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

Just watched this film, and as other reviewers have indicated, the cover photo is misleading.

I think those reviewers who refer to the hero as homosexual, are missing something. Boaz has always been afraid of his own same-sex attraction, and as often as not, strikes out against any gay man who approaches him. One could label him a gay-basher. Homophobic bisexual probably fits him more accurately.

The story takes place in 1989, one year after homosexuality has been decriminalized in Israel and four years before gays could serve openly in the army. As such, it takes place in a time of great change. This factoid may have also played a part in his inner struggle.

Yoav Reuveni, beyond eye candy, gives a nuanced performance. The production is well-paced and professional (a far cry from the early Israeli-gay films). I'm glad to see that Eytan Fox is not the only great Israeli director of gay-themed films.


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