DVD Release: Yossi

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 21, 2013
Price: DVD $27.99
Studio: Strand Releasing


Yossi movie scene

Ohad Knoller is romantically troubled Israeli physician Yossi.

The 2012 Israeli drama-romance Yossi is a sequel to the 2002 film Yossi & Jagger, both of which are directed by Eytan Fo.

Yossi & Jagger was the ultimately tragic love story of two men serving in the Israeli Defense Forces. With Yossi, director Fox returns to find out what has happened with the character.

Since the events of Yossi & Jagger, Dr. Yossi Hoffman (Ohad Knoller) has become a valued and dedicated cardiologist, often using his work as a way to escape from dealing with his anguished life. He lives alone, still closeted, unable to break through the walls and defenses built around him since the death of his lover. Even his co-workers find it almost impossible to get close to him.

But Yossi’s daily routine at the hospital is shaken up by the arrival of a mysterious woman. He follows her, and through the surprising connection they make, receives a rare opportunity to deal with his trauma. Yossi then travels to the southern city of Eilat, where he is surrounded by the sea and sand dunes. It’s there that he meets Tom, a handsome, self-confident and openly gay man in the Israeli military…

Generally well-received by the press — the movie garnered a 6.7 out of 10 rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 41 published reviews — Yossi had a limited run in U.S. theaters in Los Angeles and New York in January 2013.

Presented in Hebrew with English subtitles, the DVD of the unrated Yossi does not contain any bonus features.

Here’s the trailer:

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