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Trailer Watch: Israeli Military Comedy ‘Zero Motivation’ Finds Humor in the Trenches

Trailer Watch: Israeli Military Comedy 'Zero Motivation' Finds Humor in the Trenches

Female soldiers rarely get the big-screen attention they deserve. Talya Lavie, who mined her own experiences in the Israeli army to make her feature debut, finally gives women in the military their due — while retaining her droll, gimlet-eyed perspective — in Zero Motivation.

And now the winner of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Best Narrative Feature prize has a trailerZero Motivation seems to take place largely in an all-female office, where subtle power struggles play out daily and quiet humiliations are the norm. 

In an interview with Women and Hollywood, Lavie described her film as “a comi-tragic glimpse into Israeli military society” and “a universal coming-of-age story about friendship and young persons’ dreams and fears.” 

Zero Motivation opens December 3. 

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