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Talya Lavie’s “Zero Motivation,” a comedy about a unit of young Israeli soldiers, nabbed two prizes, including one for best narrative feature, at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival’s awards ceremony.

The movie, which had its world premiere during the fest, centers on the day-to-day life in the human resources office of a desert army base. Pic snagged the $25,000 kudo for narrative feature as well the femme-centric Nora Ephron Prize, which also comes with a $25,000 check.

Paul Schneider, who stars in Angus MacLachlan’s “Goodbye to All That,” and “Human Capital” topliner Valeria Bruni Tedeschi took home the fest’s acting trophies, each of which comes with $2,500.

The narrative screenplay kudo went to Guillaume Nicloux’s semi-mockumentary “The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq,” which also received a special jury mention in the best narrative feature category.

Marshall Curry’s “Point and Shoot,” about an American on the front lines of the »


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