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Israeli soldiers battle boredom in satiric 'Zero Motivation'
Israeli soldiers battle boredom in satiric 'Zero Motivation'

Satiric, surreal, unexpected and at times wildly funny, "Zero Motivation" is a savage black comedy that eviscerates an unexpected target: the Israeli army, officially known as the IDF. Whatever your image of the Israel Defense Forces is, heroic or otherwise, it's not what you're going to see here. Winner of the narrative feature award at Tribeca as well as a great success in Israel, where it won six Israeli Oscars, including awards for director and screenplay for filmmaker Talya Lavie, "Zero Motivation" takes place in a country where two years of military service is mandatory for 18-year-olds of both sexes. Instead of dealing with frontline troops or a...

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