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Yossi & Jagger (2002)

Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border.

Director:

Eytan Fox
9 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Credited cast:
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 Erez Kahana ... Yaniv the Cook
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shmulik Bernheimer Shmulik Bernheimer ... Shmuel 'Shmulik' Amichai
Yael Pearl Yael Pearl ... Varda Amichai (as Yael Perl Becker)
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Storyline

Yossi is a Commander at an Israeli outpost near Lebanon. He is however involved in a secret, passionate love affair with his second in command (nicknamed Jagger). The two will often sneak off from the outpost to spend time together. A failed ambush during a full moon leaves Jagger mortally wounded and forces Yossi to finally express his love. Written by Phazed-101

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Taglines:

Love should never be a secret. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

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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Connections

Referenced in Buba Shel Medina: Episode #2.8 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

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Lyrics by Miri Feigenboim
Music by Rami Kleinstein
Performed by Rita
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Don't ask, don't tell
23 January 2006 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Eytan Fox, the talented Israeli director of the extraordinary film "Walk on Water" is a man who clearly has his feet well planted on the ground. His lyrical "Yossi and Jagger" proves he is man who can deal with a lot of controversial subjects in a realistic and convincing way.

This brief film packs a lot for a 65 minutes feature, but in spite of its short length, what comes out of the story feels real and we don't begrudge the brevity in which it was presented. The story of Yossi and Jagger is presented without phony touches, that in the hands of another director, of worse yet, a Hollywood studio, would have been meaningless.

This is the story about two men who happened to be in love and the consequences of something that goes terribly wrong that ends their involvement. The two central characters stay with the viewer for a long time, which says a lot about Mr. Fox and the way he has presented his tale about how fate intervenes in the lives of these young men.

Ohad Knoller and Yehuda Levi give good performances as Yossi and Jagger. These actors make their characters work on the movie because of the intensity of their contribution to the film.

Mr. Fox is to be congratulated for his inspired direction.


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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

1 August 2002 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Yossi See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,395, 28 September 2003

Gross USA:

$267,005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$351,707
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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