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Lemon Popsicle (1978)

Eskimo Limon (original title)
R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1978 (Israel)
Three friends live their lives in the 1950's each searching for someone to love.

Director:

Boaz Davidson

Writers:

Boaz Davidson, Eli Tavor (as Eli Tabor)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yftach Katzur ... Benzi / Benji / Benny (as Yiftach Katzur)
Anat Atzmon ... Nili / Nikky / Nili
Jonathan Sagall ... Momo / Bobby / Momo (as Jonathan Segal)
Zachi Noy ... Yudale / Huey / Johnny (as Zacki Noy)
Dvora Kedar ... Sonja, Benzi's mother (as Deborah Kaydar)
Ophelia Shtruhl ... Stella (as Ophelia Shtrel)
Menashe Warshavsky ... Romek, Benzi's father
Rachel Steiner Rachel Steiner ... Bracha / Martha
Louis Rosenberg Louis Rosenberg ... Pharmacist
Yehoshua Luff Yehoshua Luff ... Iceman
Avi Hadash Avi Hadash ... Froggy / Victor / Viktor (as Avi Chadash)
Denise Bouzaglo Denise Bouzaglo ... Ricki, prostitute (as Dennis Bozaglo)
Rita Raish Rita Raish ... Teacher
Savich Goldreich Savich Goldreich ... Doctor (as Savitch Goldreich)
Mira Birenbaum Mira Birenbaum ... Ruthy
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

L'an holchim kshamisiba nigmira? (Where do you go when the party's over?)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, in front of the diner, a young man in red shirt appears eating ice cream and talking with friends, then in the next scene, appears dancing very happy. The same for the blond boy in blue shirt. See more »

Quotes

Ze Ze: Move your fat ass, time is money!
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Alternate Versions

The Iserali DVD version while containing the original language track still uses the American print resulting in some oddities when viewing the sub-titled original version. Namely the English sub-titles are from the American dubbed version featuring the alternate songs used (or re-used) due to licensing restrictions for worldwide release, meaning often the sub-titles don't correspond to the song that is playing. A scene featuring the guys sneaking into the cinema had a movie news reel featuring President Kennedy, replacing the cinema screen footage from the original version for the US version. Selecting the original language track means you now have the original cinema audio, an Israeli sung quartet, over the top of the movie news footage with the original visuals missing. The original scene as it was filmed can be seen on the TV special on the DVD extras, featuring the audio this time matching the images playing in the cinema of the singing men in suits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare)
Written by Domenico Modugno and Franco Migliacci
Performed by Domenico Modugno
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User Reviews

 
A sex comedy or a love story?
12 January 2019 | by jorgesgsaSee all my reviews

I watched this movie again for nostalgia. It's an enjoyable movie and the fact is: would someone do what Benji did if it wasn't for real love?


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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

1978 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Going All the Way See more »

Filming Locations:

Tel Aviv, Israel

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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