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Lemon Popsicle

Lemon Popsicle takes place in Tel Aviv in the late 1950s. Three youths - Benz, Momo, and Yudaleh - have only girls on their mind, while the hit-parade on the radio (Elvis Presley) reflects their own emotional engagement in the world.

Lemon Popsicle takes place in Tel Aviv in the late 1950s. Three youths – Benz, Momo, and Yudaleh – have only girls on their mind, while the hit-parade on the radio (Elvis Presley) reflects their own emotional engagement in the world.

Benz, a shy, sensitive lad, falls in love with Nili, who prefers his best chum, Momo. Momo gets Nili pregnant, then drops her as the summer vacation starts; Benz stays behind to arrange the necessary abortion. He confesses his love and things appear running his way, when the school term starts and Nili is back again in the arms of Momo.

The schoolboy romance also has a funnier side to it. It’s in the search for an initial sexual experience – first with a middle-age nympho where Benz delivers ice, then with a prostitute who gives them the crabs – both handled with appropriate gags to put the scenes over.

Lemon Popsicle

Israel

  • Production: Noah. Director Boaz Davidson; Producer Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus; Screenplay Boaz Davidson, Eli Tabor; Camera Adam Greenberg; Editor Alain Jakubowicz
  • Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1978. Running time: 100 MIN.
  • With: Yiftach Katzur Anat Atzmon Jonathan Segal Zachi Noy
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