Yossi & Jagger (2003)

Yossi & Jagger
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 11mins.
Genres Drama, Romantic Comedy, Foreign
Keywords gay, military, soldier
Status Released
US Release Date
  • Tribeca Film Fest Winners Announced
    By: Guylaine Cadorette May 12, 2003 3:54pm GMT+0000

    Winners of the second annual Tribeca Film Festival were announced at the Stuyvesant High School Auditorium in Tribeca Sunday, with French director Valeria Bruni Tedeschi taking the prize for emerging narrative feature filmmaker for her Italo-French comedy, It Is Easier for a Camel.

Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Yehuda Levi Actor Jagger 1 1000001
Ohad Knoller Actor Yossi 1 1000002
Assi Cohen Actor Ofir 1 1000003
Aia Steinovits-Koren Actor Yaeli 1 1000004
Hanan Savyon Actor Adams 1 1000005
Hani Furstenberg Actor Goldie 1 1000006
Yuval Semo Actor Psycho 1 1000007
Yaniv Moyal Actor Samocha 1 1000008
Erez Kahana Actor Yaniv the Cook 1 1000009
Sharon Regniano Actor The Colonel 1 1000010
Eytan Fox Director n/a 2 2000001
Amir Harel Producer n/a 3 3000001
Gal Uchovsky Producer n/a 3 3000002
Avner Bernheimer Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Shabtai Yitzhak Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Yaron Sharf Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Yosef Grunfeld Editor n/a 172 7000001
Ivri Lider Music n/a 120781 8000001
Amir Pick Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Synopsis
Based on a true story, a tale which portrays the love affair of two Israeli officers on the Israeli-Lebanese border. They are commanders, they are in love, and they are trying to find a place of their own within an oppressive and rigid system, that sends them to defend a cause they don't necessarily believe in. Yossi, the company commander, is an introverted guy, and largely, a man-of-the-system. However, Jagger, the platoon commander, is an open and much more liberated young man; as well, he is the star of the platoon. Yossi is determined to keep their love in secret. Whereas, Jagger, who is about to finish the service, believes that Yossi should leave the army with him. Shortly before departing for a dangerous ambush, the tension between the lovers becomes nearly explosive, as the pressures mount around them. Their relationship charts both the amusing and painful aspects surrounding the complicated and sensitive topic of gays in the military. It also illuminates the tragic life structure of young Israelis today, by presenting a lively group of young, military men and women, stuck somewhere other than where they want to be in life. In this time of their lives, they are normally supposed to be able to dance, to study, and to love. Instead, due to the mandatory army service and the complicated situation in the region, they have to devote their most beautiful years to their country, to be soldiers--unfortunately, to kill and be killed. In their diverse platoon, one can find: a soldier who believes in reincarnation, a chef who finds comfort in cooking a gourmet cuisine, and two young women who try to survive in a man's world. The only common denominator among this diverse group of 20-year-olds is their lust for life. The love affair between Yossi and Jagger only complicates what is an already precarious situation for these young soldiers.
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