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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't deprive yourself
This is quite a rare film in itself - a follow up to the much acclaimed `Yossi and Jagger'. This scenario is set 10 years after the death of Jagger. 10 years in which Yossi has refused to mourn or move on. In fact he has learned nothing from his relationship with Jagger in that he has remained closeted despite hints from his doctor colleagues that they suspect he may be...
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3.0 out of 5 stars flat and undramatic
Yossi is a bit disappointing, in spite of the genial presence of Ohad Knoller and the appealing faces on the box. It tells the story of a closeted hospital doctor who leaves Tel Aviv spontaneously and goes to a holiday resort where he meets some soldiers, and particularly one with whom he starts a romance. For some reason it fails to come to life, and I kept wondering...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't deprive yourself, 20 Mar 2013
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This is quite a rare film in itself - a follow up to the much acclaimed `Yossi and Jagger'. This scenario is set 10 years after the death of Jagger. 10 years in which Yossi has refused to mourn or move on. In fact he has learned nothing from his relationship with Jagger in that he has remained closeted despite hints from his doctor colleagues that they suspect he may be gay. He has `let himself go' largely because he drowns himself in his work to the neglect of everything else. And then he meets Jagger's mother in the hospital. He claims not to know her but the meeting awakes something deep inside him that has to be released or it will kill him. He goes to meet the family of his former lover to reveal their son's relationship with him in the army all that time ago. In revealing their son's sexuality he effectively comes out to them and himself at the same time. It is clear that he has never healed from the death. Jagger's family are none too impressed with Yossi or his revelation.

He has remained stunted all these years even though his career as a doctor has developed in leaps and bounds. He is still the same closeted gay man he was 10 years ago but in worse shape because he no longer has Jagger to hold a mirror up to him or dilute his pompousness. He is forced to take holiday leave against his better judgement and it is a chance meeting with some soldiers on leave that brings him back to the one time he was happy with Jagger. He doubts he will ever get the opportunity to relive those happy times.

Don't expect anything dramatic. The film is sincere and focuses on Yossi's emotional development. It is well crafted and if you liked the original Yossi and Jagger film then you have to see this. You would be depriving yourself if you didn't.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a film to make you cry with joy, 2 April 2013
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What a beautiful uplifting film to make you laugh out loud and to cry . Another israeli classic . Yossi has been hiding behind his job and sitting at home on the couch with a tv snack . A chance meeting with his late lovers mother changes every thing and he decides to live life again . I hadnt seen the first film but loved this feel good movie from start to finish . It rather reminded me of the warm of a movie such as sideways and I dont think either the sub titles or seeing it as just another gay trauma movie should but you off . This is quality drama that should be enjoyed by all . Such an antidote to all the american rubbish .
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent film, 28 Jan 2013
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i give this 5 stars because the film gets you hooked from start to finish, you just want to get onto the film set and give yossi a big hug! such a nice bloke but so unlucky in love.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "New love found?", 29 Mar 2013
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Yossi is still haunted by the death of Jagger, who was the love of his life. He seems unable to start a new relationship as he cannot forget Jagger. One day he happens to meet a young soldier,Tom, who shows an interest in him. Will Yossi finally have the courage to share his life with another man?

This is a very well-made and moving film and the acting is most of the time superb. It is one of my favourite films. I do recommend the films "The Bubble" and "Jossi and Jagger", also with the excellent actor Ohad Knoller.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars flat and undramatic, 10 July 2014
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This review is from: Yossi [DVD] (DVD)
Yossi is a bit disappointing, in spite of the genial presence of Ohad Knoller and the appealing faces on the box. It tells the story of a closeted hospital doctor who leaves Tel Aviv spontaneously and goes to a holiday resort where he meets some soldiers, and particularly one with whom he starts a romance. For some reason it fails to come to life, and I kept wondering what it was trying to show. Nothing was interesting enough, and the settings lacked magic. The early part of the film, where he hooks up with a very conceited stranger for sex, and then visits the parents of his lover from Yossi and Jagger for a painful revelation of the truth, gives no pleasure, nor does the section in the hospital at the start. Apparently there was no script, which may account for its sense of randomness. The same feeling dominates in Time Off, a 43-minute short which seems far too long, showing how an amiable army recruit, who may be gay, sees his `superior' having gay sex in a toilet. Nothing is said and most of the film details the unit doing manoeuvres and then stopping off in Tel Aviv, where this incident occurs. Little touches of solidarity between people we hardly have any sense of do not compensate, and don't quite seem real in any case. It's probably for those who loved Yossi and Jagger only, being like a re-run only less interesting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartfelt and genuine, 7 Mar 2013
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The predecessor to 'Yossi', 'Yossi and Jager' was both delightful and heartbreaking. 'Yossi' is no disappointment and is the very real depiction of the journey of a man who lost his love too early, and who slowly realises that there is life beyond pain and loss. The acting is first class, Israeli society is portrayed candidly and the chemistry between the two main actors is utterly believable. And thank you to the film for introducing me to the music of Keren Ann.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TEN YEARS OVER MOURNING, 6 Mar 2013
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If you've seen "Yossi & Yage", this film "Yossi" is its counterpoint..... not helpful though!! ??
Well, you don't have to have seen the fisrt one, but you should indeed!!
Both films are very good, for different reasons....
The first one is a subtle and strong love story ending dramatically, this one is a dull life ending towards a future.....
But still, there is still the permanent state of war, tens years away, and life takes over.....when it was taken over...
There is still the beautifully mastered direction of actors, the filming....
A very, very good film!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!, 22 Jan 2013
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Few movies may show the reality ok some kind of gay "closeted" guys like "Yossi". It's a must see for all the people hwo eants to open the mind. Ohad Konolle is amazing as Yossi.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A treat, an unexpected and surprising sequel to Yossi and Jagger, 28 July 2014
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This is a delightful, poignant and well made film and stands on it's own as a story. However, I went back and watched Yossi and Jagger again. I wasn't that taken with it first time around, but put together with Yossi, it somehow makes more sense and has more meaning and is therefore better. Ohad Knoller really plays the part of Yossi very well and it's easy to empathise with him. Together, these two films are far stronger and a rare treat in the world of all too often weak, gay themed films.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first, 21 April 2014
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Eytan Fox's movies are wonderful stories of gay life in Israel. Yossi and Jagger was fantastic, desolate and well acted. This movie picks up10 years later. It was ok. It would have been better with more connection to the first movie to see more of how people have or have not moved on.
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