While a significant portion of the local gay blogosphere is gushing over two gay-themed Thai films released in 2007 (The Love of Siam and Bangkok Love Story), let's go back a few years earlier and to the other side of Asia for a different gay-themed film set in the military atmosphere of Israel. Yossi & Jagger is the story of two soldiers serving in the Israel Defense Forces (Israel's armed forces; it should be noted that military service is compulsory for all Israeli Jewish men and women). One of them is Yossi, a reserved guy who takes his duty seriously, while the other is Lior (nicknamed Jagger after Mick Jagger by his peers because of his rock-star-like charisma), who is quite romantic, playful, fun-loving, and is Yossi's subordinate. On the outside, they seem like really close buddies but in reality, they are lovers hiding their relationship while manning a border outpost near Lebanon. Unfortunately, this film embodies the usual tragic gay movie cliche.
Anyway, instead of showing you a trailer, I'll just let you listen to the English version of the movie's theme song "Your Soul," which is sung by Ivri Lider. Lider is a popular Israeli singer and is gay himself. The original Hebrew version is titled "Bo" (which means "let's" or "come") and is a cover of a song by Rita, a female Israeli artist. Listen to the song because it's absolutely beautiful. While the previously blogged "Nag-iisa, Wala Ka Na" is beautiful in a sad way, "Your Soul" is beautiful in a joyous manner. Enjoy!