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      Snails in the Rain

      2013 1h 22m Drama LGBTQ+ List
      Reviews 45% Audience Score 50+ Ratings In 1989, Boaz receives anonymous love letters from a man and his relationship suffers. Read More Read Less

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      ken b Seeing little glimpses on YouTube I expected it to be fairly interesting as the production values seemed to be good. Sadly, the most spontaneous, natural acting in the film was when at the end the hunk fucked the professor and jumped up and said, "I'll use some of your perfume." and "Money." The rest was confused and muddled throughout. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I was bitterly disappointed: It seemed to have had all the elements of a good movie, but then it went awry. It ended in a flurry of semi-homophobic vignettes. It appeared to me that they might not have had the time nor money to finish it properly. Sad. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member A good film, probably only real criticism is that the main character seems to be taking his top off too much. Whilst that's not a problem, it seems to be at odds with the rest of the film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member yes he is gorgeous and lots of other gorgeous men in this story. It dare not speak its name, he can't talk about, his girlfriend can't talk about it, desires repressed so much it is almost suffocating as he says when he fails to make the signal. So true. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Boaz is a man of nuanced sexuality. Both women and men are very much attracted to him. He has it all---intelligent, physically very beautiful, but highly conflicted. The film must be understood in the context of the 1980.s, which were far less liberated than today. There is no internet, emai, or texting. It is still the age of the typed love letter, which he receives from an unknown man who secretly love him. I would say Boaz is a primarily heterosexual man who has some attraction other men. The film ends on a note of uncertainly---he is married, has a child, but still conflicted. Perhaps the film's point is why we have to be either totally gay or totally straight. After all, Kinsey posited human sexuality on a 0 to 6 scale with the higher the rating indicating stronger homosexual desire. Boaz is probably a 1 or a 2. That's OK in today's context, but problematic in the Israel of 1989. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member The setting is 80s Tel Aviv. Boaz is a university student waiting to here on a scholarship from Jerusalem to study linguistics. Checking his PO box everyday, he starts to receive love letters from an anonymous man. He becomes obsessed with the identity of the man and becomes to question his sexual identity and his relationship with his girlfriend. This is quite a great film depicting paranoia and masculinity. Great performances by the ensemble cast and the eye candy of the quite quite beautiful Yoav Reuveni is lovingly shot. The ending is a bit "huh?" but the rest of the film makes up for it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis In 1989, Boaz receives anonymous love letters from a man and his relationship suffers.
      Yariv Mozer
      Hila Aviram, Adi Cohen, Yan Fisher-Romanovsky, Jordi Rediu
      Yariv Mozer
      Drama, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 9, 2016
      1h 22m
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