Wed, 12/07/2016 - 7:00pm
Part of the Fall 2016 CMES Film Series: On the Job
Location Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center (ILC), Room 150, 1500 E. University Blvd
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 grueling combat situation, "Zero Motivation" takes you behind the scenes in a human resources office on a remote military base where women's work includes serving coffee and snacks to officers and filling positions like Postal NCO and Paper and Shredding NCO. And, no, as the title indicates, these soldiers do not work and play well together, and they are not happy in their work.
Country of Origin
Hebrew (English Subtitles)
2014 / 97 min