Yossi & Jagger

Released 2002


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Eytan Fox
Yossi & Jagger is a dramatic war romance from Lama Films that was written by Avner Bernheimer and directed by Eytan Fox. This romantically fueled film spans a day in the life of two Israeli army soldiers who protect the border with Lebanon. Yossi (Ohad Knoller) the company commander and his platoon leader Jagger (Yehuda Levi) bond while preparing for an ambitious, midnight ambush in the wintery mountains of Lebanon. These two men effortlessly fall in love with each other and are careful to hide their love and admiration for each other from their comrades. The others in the unit have their suspicions and suspect that there is something mysterious about these two lovers but keep their suspicions to themselves. Their affair is in jeopardy due to the raging war that tragically intrudes on their secret love. This Hebrew language film is just over an hour in length yet tells a compelling and gripping love story that is sure to haunt your thoughts and heart for time to come.moreless

Metacritic Score

  • 80

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    If the situation has all the ingredients of a shrill, tearful melodrama, the filmmaker, working from a taut screenplay by Avner Bernheimer that doesn't waste a word or a gesture, k...

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Performances are crisp, as is everything else about this vital, economical film, proof that less really can be more.

  • 70

    Variety Derek Elley

    It's a very small pic but engagingly played by a fine cast.

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