Yossi Sunday, 21 July 2019

Yossi

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Nudity, sex references and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    A cardiologist nurses a broken heart.

  • Starring:

    Ohad Knoller, Oz Zehavi, Lior Ashkenazi, Meir Golan, Shlomi Ben Attar, Amir Jerassi, Orly Silbersatz Banai, Ola Schur Selektar

  • Directed by:

    Eytan Fox

  • Running time:

    84 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Two men bang on a vending machine. A man slaps his friend playfully. A man lashes out in his slap and accidentally strikes a woman. Blood/gore: A doctor removes sea urchin spines from a foot.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Masturbation, watching gay porn. Homosexual intercourse (implied). Blow jobs, homosexuality mentioned. Undressing, ogling, kissing (male-male, male-female). Oral sex implied. Sex, sexuality, virginity discussed. Nudity: Full male nudity. Swimwear. Exposed breasts.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    A doctor appears to steal medication from the hospital store, snorts powder (off-camera). Cardiloc (heart medication), aspirin mentioned. Alcohol (wine, beer, cocktails), intoxication. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE:

    A-words, slang terms for male genitalia. Name-calling and friendly mocking.

  • THEMES:

    Homosexual relationships, love, grief, acceptance, second chances, monotony, burying emotions, military service.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Hospital setting. Divorce, deceased son, deceased parents mentioned. X-rays, EKG, ECHO, surgical procedures, urination, hitchhiking. Congenital defect, heart attack mentioned. Camels (TV), planes taxiing. Hebrew dialogue with subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Tender, funny, spirited, moving.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Staged plotting, predictable.

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