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Zero Motivation (2014)

Efes beyahasei enosh (original title)
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.

Director:

Talya Lavie

Writer:

Talya Lavie
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Ivgy ... Zohar
Nelly Tagar ... Daffi
Shani Klein ... Rama
Heli Twito Heli Twito ... Livnat
Meytal Gal ... Liat
Tamara Klingon Tamara Klingon ... Irena
Yonit Tobi Yonit Tobi ... Tehila
Yuval Segal ... Boaz, Base Commander
Elad Smama Elad Smama ... Meir
Moshe Ashkenazi ... Eitan
Dana Meinrath ... Anat
Lior Weinberg Lior Weinberg ... Guy Shefi
Adi Havshush ... Shira
Lee Lotan Lee Lotan ... Naama
Eyal Heyne Galli ... 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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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

The first segment of the film is based off of director Talya Lavie's short film The Substitute (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 going to 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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truly, the greatest israeli film of all time
4 September 2014 | by The Fresh PrinceSee all my reviews

i will admit, i'm an Israeli guy and i think that the film industry in my country still has a lot to improve when it comes to quality, to meet with other countries standards. in the last 5-6 years, there has been a huge improvement in film editing. Israeli films used to be about drama and comedy, there almost hasn't been any thrillers or sci-fic but now we get the chance to enjoy new styles like "vals with bashir" which is an academy award winning animated Israeli film, or "bufor" - military thriller ,"big bad wolves" - an amazing high quality horror-drama, all are big budget films.

the lately "zero motivation" ('efes be'yahasey enosh' - zero in social skills) is the most entertaining Israeli film i've seen so far. it's about 3-4 IDF female soldiers who work in office of their military base. doing paper work and complains about anything and everything. the film is hilarious from beginning to end. not even one minute that is boring. the acting is superb and the dialog is just natural. the film is a huge box office hit in Israel, on the top of the charts for more than 2 months already, and receiving a 90% positive reviews from critics and regular watchers. to make a long story short, if you are looking for 2 hours of sweet drive, this is the one for you. 10 out of 10.


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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

26 June 2014 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Arad, Israel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,427, 7 December 2014

Gross USA:

$116,044

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$138,609
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Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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