Yossi & Jagger Poster

Release Date: 2002

R|1 hr 7 min

Plot Summary
Jagger (Yehuda Levi) is the outgoing unit leader of an Israeli Defense Force squad stationed on the Lebanese border; Yossi (Ohad Knoller) is his commanding officer. A contemplative soldier, Yossi is starting to buckle under the burden of his secret homosexuality. Jagger and Yossi explore their growing feelings for one another under the suspicious eyes of their fellow soldiers. Their colonel (Sharon Raginiano) brings news of an impending attack, which tests the bond between the two lovers.

Cast: Yehuda Levi, Ohad Knoller, Assi Cohen, Aya Koren, Hani Furstenberg, Sharon Raginiano, Yuval Semo, Yaniv Moyal

Director: Eytan Fox

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Israel Cable Programming

Keywords: Emotional, Soldier, 2000s, Temptation, Love, Forbidden love, Relationships, Intense

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Y&J could have been made anywhere, really; it's a tale of being scared, of being hopeful, of the unsettling intersection between commitment and loss. show more

  • Most of the film's action takes place on the base, where Fox smartly concentrates on how this relationship -- tormented at times, lighthearted at others -- exists in Israel's military bubble. show more

  • The film ambles along at a relaxed pace, well depicting the uneasy relationships among the soldiers and the mixture of boredom and danger that marks their daily existence. show more

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