Eskimo Limon (Lemon Popsicle) (1978)





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Boaz Davidson co-wrote and directed this nostalgic schoolboy romance, taking place in 1950s Tel Aviv. The story deals with three young men -- Bentzi (Jesse Katsur), Momo (Jonathan Sagalle), and Yuda'leh (Zachi Noy) -- who only have girls on their minds. The boys, searching for their first sexual experiences, encounter middle-aged nymphomaniacs and unclean hookers. Then things become more serious. Bentzi, shy and introspective, falls in love with a cute girl named Nili (Anat Atzmon), but Nili is in love with Momo. When Momo gets Nili pregnant and then dumps her, Bentzi agrees to stay in Tel Aviv during summer vacation to arrange an abortion. Bentzi confesses his love to Nili, but when summer vacation is over and Momo returns to school, Nili runs back to him. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Yftach Katzur
as Bentzi
Zachi Noy
as Yuda'leh
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Part 1 of my masochistic excursion through the filmography of Canon Film Group: Lemon Popsicle. Apparently this is the greatest box office success in the history of Israeli cinema. I can't imagine why. The American Pie series definitely owes a lot to it, but it's much more uneven tomalley speaking now. This film is strongest when it focuses on Benji's unrequited love for Niki and the events surrounding that conflict. The rest, though funny, feels like it was tossed in to fill its 90 minute runtime. The best thing I can say about this movie though? It has a killer soundtrack. I never knew that I could listen to Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" three times in a single movie without getting tired of it. Honestly, I could probably throw this movie on in the background of a party and my guests wouldn't be the wiser. 5.7/10

Anthony Kozlowski
Anthony Kozlowski

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