Jewish Journal


September 21, 2012

One Israeli Creation for the Weekend



There is not a single Israeli who doesn't know Eskimo Limon (Lemon Popsicle), when about 20% of Israelis know it by heart. This 1978 cult film directed by Boaz Davidson became an essential part of the Israeli culture, and is being quoted on various opportunities since then.  The plot is not much of a sophisticated one, and the acting is far from being Oscar worthy, but none of those came its way to become the Israeli, ahead of its time American Pie.


 Eskimo Limon focuses on three male high-school students growing up in Tel Aviv and deals with each other, their peers, girls (older women as well) and adolescence. In spite of it being your typical teen flick, Eskimo Limon also tackles the more serious matters of adolescence, such as unwanted pregnancy and betrayal. Highly recommended if you want to feel like an Israeli, and simply if you're looking for some good time.



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