Military conscripts Yossi and Jagger are soldiers in love - but secretly so, in this magnificently directed, tender Israeli drama. Their affair is unknown to almost all the other inhabitants of their isolated outpost, including Ya'eli, a sweet female soldier who holds a candle for the unsuspecting Jagger. As an attack looms closer, the tensions in the lovers' relationship mount. Jagger is about to finish his service, and wants his discretion-obsessed commanding officer Yossi to quit the army and live openly with him. But can they even survive the evening's ambush? Based on a true story and featuring some brilliantly drawn supporting characters, Yossi & Jagger is an intensely romantic story of hidden love in the trenches.
Watch with caution
- Yossi and Jagger review by Nick
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In a similar way to 'Eyes Wide Open' 'Yossi and Jagger' runs into very stereotypical ground with the death of one of the gay characters. No one would find this dull cliche appropriate in any other form of love film, so I can only presume that to be gay and Israeli remains taboo. Please don't cuddle up on the sofa for a romantic evening with this film.