Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life

Jerusalem Film Festival

Jonathan Agassi, one of the world’s most successful gay porn stars, splits his time between Berlin and Israel. Agassi built his fame and success on what is globally considered a taboo, yet still pleases millions around the world. This film offers a rare and intimate look at the world of porn and escorting, as well as at unique relationship between a mother and son who courageously redefine familiar family concepts. This is a film about a lonely person who seeks love and meaning, but is condemned to a destructive lifestyle, understanding that the extreme fantasies he chases are not necessarily his own.


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Production Company: Heymann Brothers Films
Duration: 106 min. ,104 min.
Other Duration: 53
Date of Release: 31.07.2018
Country of Production: Israel, Germany

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Hebrew, English
Subtitles: Hebrew, English, French, Spanish, German, Polish, Hungarian

Festivals & Awards

  • Jerusalem Film Festival, 2018
    Best Documentary, Best Editing

  • Atlanta Film Festival, 2019
    Special Jury Award

  • Outview Film Festival, 2019
    Best Documentary

  • Qfest Houston, 2019
    Best Director

  • GAZE International LGBT Film Festival Dublin, 2019
    Best Feature Documentary

  • Jewish Motifs International Film Festival, 2019
    Grand Prix

  • Chicago LGTBQ+ International Film Festival. 2019
    Best Documentary

  • Ophir Award Israel, 2019
    Best Documentary

  • Santo Domingo Outfest, 2019
    Best Documentary

  • IDFA, 2018
    Main competition

  • CPH:DOX, 2019

  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, 2019

  • BFI Flare, 2019

  • Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, 2019

  • Doc Edge Film Festival, 2019

  • Biografilm Festival, 2019

  • Manaki Brothers Film Festival, 2019

  • Helsinki International Film Festival, 2019

  • Transilvania International Film Festival, 2019

  • Dublin International Film Festival, 2019

  • Kassel Dok, 2019

  • Vilnius International Film Festival, 2019

Involved Broadcasters

Channel 8, Israel

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