Yossi

2013

Yossi

Critics Consensus

Smart, moving, and deeply empathetic, Yossi is a thoughtful examination of love and grief.

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Following the death of Jagger, Dr. Yossi Hoffman (Ohad Knoller, Yossi and Jagger, Munich) has become a valued and dedicated workaholic cardiologist who lives a solitary existence as a closeted gay man in Tel Aviv. His world is shaken when a middle-aged woman from his past (Orly Silbersatz, Broken Wings) walks into his examination room. Their brief and distressing reunion along with troubles at work, spur Yossi to take an overdue vacation. On a road trip to Eilat, a chance encounter with a group of young Israeli IDF officers, among them Tom (rising star Oz Zehavi, Southland) a handsome and openly gay man, allows Yossi to move on from his grief and begin to live again. One of Israel's most noted directors and best chroniclers of gay life, Eytan Fox was born in New York and moved to Israel at an early age. He graduated from Tel Aviv University's School of Film and Television. His previous film, the Berlin International Film Festival and LA Outfest Award Winner The Bubble, follows three roommates in Tel Aviv, a political activist and two gay men, one of whom (played by YOSSI's Ohad Kneller) falls in love with a Palestinian. Mr. Fox's Walk on Water starred YOSSI's Lior Ashkenazi as a Mossad officer under cover confronting the Nazi past of an upper class young German man. (c) Strand

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Critic Reviews for Yossi

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (23) | Fresh (40) | Rotten (5)

  • Quiet and unassuming, Eytan Fox gives us a rather simple narrative about the ever changing difficulties of being gay.

    August 7, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A sensitive and emotive portrayal of one ageing individual's journey back from the depths of grief and despair.

    February 6, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Daniel Green

    CineVue
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  • The film ends on a moving, achingly ambiguous note, with Yossi getting more emotionally mature but not yet completely out of the woods.

    February 21, 2018 | Full Review…

    Steve Erickson

    Metro
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  • a very real portrait of a man on the verge of accepting himself

    December 29, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Filled with many of the awkward life moments that many gay men will recognise, as well as a freshly lensed look at the new Israel, Yossi is a strong and touching take on grief.

    September 8, 2013 | Full Review…

    Glenn Dunks

    Trespass
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  • Yossi is a stronger film than its predecessor, more deeply felt and less reliant on love-story conventions.

    May 8, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Yossi

  • Feb 01, 2015
    Dr. Yossi Gutmann(Ohad Knoller) is a cardiologist in Israel who spends most of his free time watching television and masturbating to gay porn. So, when his soon-to-be-divorced friend Moti(Lior Ashkenazi) suggests he get out more, Yossi accepts Nina's(Ola Schur-Selektar) invitation for the theatre. And then Yossi gets a new patient, Varda(Orly Silbersatz), who is also the mother of his former lover, now dead ten years. As thoughtful and sensitive as "Yossi" is when it comes to observing the long term grieving process, it also proves that sometimes too much understatement can actually work against a movie, too. That's not to mention one of the central plot points is a little too convenient for words.(Although, maybe as one character points out, there really are very few good cardiologists in Israel.) On the plus side, the movie ends on a high note, ten minutes before it would have become completely unbearable.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 29, 2014
    Relying on a bigger budget and on Knoller's superbly underplayed performance, this superior sequel works perfectly on its very own as a rich character study about grief and self-acceptance, even though it makes the mistake of ending in an implausible and easy way.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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