Comrades in Each Other’s Arms

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Yossi & JaggerYossi & Jagger
Directed by Eytan Fox
Israeli, 2002 (U.S. DVD release 2004)
In Hebrew with English subtitles

 

YOSSI & JAGGER exists in the space between the feature film and the documentary. Based on a true story, this well-made movie is produced in a way that makes you feel as if you’ve stepped into the barracks of a company of the Israeli army on the Lebanese border. A hand-held camera moves you through the metallic, ribbed hallways that connect one low-ceilinged room to another, and zeroes in on the characters living their lives in the cramped quarters, offering an intimate, almost voyeuristic peek into their everyday activities of survival and passing the time.

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