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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

Certificate:

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$101,713, 25 January 2015
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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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Clever, and a good balance of fun and drama
18 July 2014 | by NozzSee all my reviews

Some elements of the movie are quite unbelievable, but the movie is clever enough to approach them gradually and only after achieving buy-in from the audience. What with the delicate balance of comedy and drama, when the girls start duelling with staple guns you truly aren't sure whether somebody's going to get terribly hurt or not. I've never been a fan of Dana Ivgy, sullen and sulky as she always looks, but the role here fits her; and it's a nice script, divided into ostensibly separate chapters but surprising the audience with links between them and not ending before even the shrewish valkyrie of a desk officer has been vouchsafed a moment of sympathy from the audience. If Nat Hiken were alive, I think he and his creation Sergeant Bilko would approve.


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