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Seldom has the boredom, tension and camaraderie of men and women at war been portrayed more realistically and economically than in the minute film, which has been a surprise hit among Israeli moviegoers — both soldiers and civilians. Carrying on their secret affair in the macho and privacy-deprived confines of their platoon, Yossi and Jagger are limited to a sensitively depicted roll in the snow. The situation is complicated by the arrival of a colonel, accompanied by two attractive female communication operators, one of whom falls hopelessly in love with Jagger.
The subject matter, a gay relationship within the context of the Israeli army, was groundbreaking in Israeli mainstream cinema. As one might suspect from the title, the new film follows Yossi, again played by the believable Ohad Knoller, into his present-day malaise as the single survivor of the original love-struck couple. In the new film, Yossi is now a practicing cardiologist at a large Israeli hospital.
The film narrates the story of forbidden love between two Israeli army officers—Yossi Ohad Knoller and Lior Yehuda Levibetter known by his nickname, Jagger—who serve on a snowy base on the Israeli-Lebanese border. The lovers' homosexuality ultimately remains secret. Jagger, who tries throughout the film to persuade Yossi to express their love publicly, dies in battle—a moment too late to hear Yossi say, "I love you. Also, in Jagger's parents' house during the Shiva the weeklong Jewish mourning periodYossi cannot declare his love, the love that dares not speak its name.
Oriented is a fascinating documentary film about three gay Palestinian friends in their 20s living life in Tel Aviv. It was initially released in June at the Sheffield Documentary Festival, and was directed by Jake Witzenfeld as his feature debut. The film is not only a modern tale of the trials and tribulations of being gay in society, it also documents the difficulties of being gay for Palestinian men and how the issue clashes with Islamic doctrine.
Yossi Ohad Knoller commands a company of soldiers in the snow-covered mountains near Lebanon. In secrecy, he leads a passionate romantic relationship with his second-in-command officer, Lior Yehuda Leviwho is called Jagger by everyone for his rock star-like handsomeness and his lip-syncing Mick Jagger. The pair, Yossi and Jagger, lead a loving, yet secret life together, venturing off to be alone and open with one another.
The self-styled human rights activist, and former wife to Rolling Stone's singer Mick, unwittingly linked to a website which described MPs as "openly homosexual", "negro" and "jew". I'm terriblysorry for posting a despicable tweet by mistake, I posted it at 4. Bianca, 71, thought she was tweeting a list of MPs who had voted for the Iraq war when she posted the message at 4am this morning.
Inthe same year Bill Clinton implemented "don't ask, don't tell," the Israeli Defense Forces redefined its policy and allowed gays and lesbians to serve openly and unrestricted in all branches of the armed forces. Of course, it's still the military, and so it should come as no surprise that there is a significant gap between what is legal and what is accepted. Soldiers Yossi and Jagger are in love when we meet them.