Ten years on and Eyton Fox’s brilliant ‘Yossi & Jaeger’ about two Israeli soldiers who fall in love is fondly regarded as a ‘classic gay movie’, and now he follows it with this rather wonderful sequel.
Yossi is still mourning the loss of his lover Jagger who died in his arms at the Front and he is trying to cover his depression by being a total workaholic. He’s now a trained Cardiologist at a Hospital in Tel Aviv and when through sheer tiredness he almost kills a patient during a routine operation the Medical Director insists he finally takes a vacation. Yossi is a deeply closeted gay man but his colleagues try to fix him up with dates …. of the female variety …. and his only outlet is his addiction to gay porn and booking the occasional rent boy that ends in disaster.
One day one of his patients is Jagger’s mother and whilst she has no idea who Yossi is, he is desperate to tell her about his relationship with her son. When he eventually does it ends disastrously as she refuses to even accept that Jagger was gay, but strangely enough her husband understands the significance of it all.