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Zero Motivation (2014)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 26 June 2014 (Israel)
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A unit of female Israeli soldiers at a remote desert base bide their time as they count down the minutes until they can return to civilian life.

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Zohar
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Daffi
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Rama
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Livnat
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Liat
Tamara Klingon ...
Irena
Yonit Tobi ...
Tehila
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Boaz, Base Commander
Elad Smama ...
Meir
Moshe Ashkenazi ...
Eitan
Dana Meinrath ...
Anat
Lior Weinberg ...
Guy Shefi
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Shira
Lee Lotan ...
Naama
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Tzahi (as Eyal Heina Gali)
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A zany, dark, & comedic portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female Israeli soldiers. The Human Resources Office at a remote desert base serves as the setting for this cast of characters who bide their time pushing paper and battling in computer games, counting down the minutes until they can return to civilian life. Amidst their boredom and clashing personalities, issues of commitment - to friendship, love, and country - are handled with humor and sharp-edged wit. Written by Earth Day

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Bez motivacije  »

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Opening Weekend:

$9,427 (USA) (5 December 2014)

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$101,713 (USA) (23 January 2015)
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Trivia

The first segment of the film is based off of director Talya Lavie's short film Hayelet Bodeda (2006). That film also starred Dana Ivgy however while she played a character named Zohara the character in the short was closer to the character of Daffi in Zero Motivation, playing a soldier who dreamed of leaving Tel Aviv while training her replacement. See more »

Goofs

Daffi receives her Second Lieutenant rank in Officers' school (IDF Bahad 1) and is told that she will then be directed to a complementary course (Hashlama Heylit). In the IDF, officers get their Second Lieutenant ranks in the end of the completing course. See more »

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For young soldiers!
4 March 2015 | by (Sarajevo B&H) – See all my reviews

It is interesting that every army looks alike. When I served in the Yugoslav Army back in 1987/88 I felt exactly the same as some of these girls. Stupidity of the Army is dumbfounding. This film portrays that well. I guess armies have to exist to protect the societies from the various enemies, and with Ukraine-Russia conflict it is obvious that well organized armies are good deterrent from the attack by the foreign enemy.

Females can be good soldiers even better then males sometimes. This film portrays this well. It also shows us insides of the Israeli Defense Force. Interesting creation is that Israel. A state to protect Jews from the outside enemies. I hate to admit it but there is a reason for Israel to exist, because so many crazies want to hurt Jews. Crazy!!! All the Jews I know are good people. They could be more open to the outside friendlies of other religions, but since what happened to them during WWII it is understandable why they are that way. Once bitten by a snake you are afraid of a snail! Plus they are surrounded by the Arabs. What a dumber!

I recommend that you watch this sweet film.


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