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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

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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

26 June 2014 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Zero Motivation See more »

Filming Locations:

Arad, Israel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,427, 5 December 2014

Gross USA:

$101,713
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 leaving Tel Aviv while training her replacement. See more »

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The movie is set in 2004, but the IDF high ranked officers were uniforms that are out of service since 2002. See more »

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Yeah, I liked it a lot
13 January 2015 | by bbickley13-921-58664See all my reviews

So when I saw the movie's summary about a group of women being pencil pushers in the Israeli army, I was expecting something far different.

My perception (which I got from movies) of the Israeli army is that every one who comes out of it seems to be real bad ass. This movie contradicts that, completely.

The movie tells three different stories about different types of women in the army. A story of a woman who wants to be in command, a woman looking for a nice job in a nice place, and a woman who can't wait for her service to end.

What I enjoyed most was how the filmmakers were able to construct characters who you can connect with. I can't put my finger on how it was done but I came out of this caring for the out come of all of them. Maybe it was a combination of the writing and the acting, or how the movie was edited to focus on the main characters and tell their stories. Whatever it was, it truly worked.

Not knowing much about military service in Israel, I will assume the picture is displaying the emotion of what it's like to do it. From trying to play the male dominated game to just trying to get by.

Overall, I was very impressed by it.


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