Zero Motivation

December 5th, 2014


Zero Motivation

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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.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 8.3/10 (830 voted)

Critic's Score: 69/100

Director: Talya Lavie

Stars: Dana Ivgy, Nelly Tagar, Shani Klein

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.

Dana Ivgy - Zohar
Nelly Tagar - Daffi
Shani Klein - Rama
Heli Twito - Livnat
Meytal Gal - Liat
Tamara Klingon - Irena
Yonit Tobi - Tehila

Country: Israel

Language: Hebrew

Release Date: 26 June 2014

Technical Specs


The movie is set in 2004, but one of the IDF computer screens shows the icon of Google Chrome browser, which was initially released in 2008. See more »

User Review


Rating: 10/10

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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