Zero Motivation, described as a “zany, dark and comedic portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female Israeli soldiers,” will open Friday, Dec. 12 in an exclusive engagement at the Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis.
Filmmaker Talya Lavie makes her theatrical debut in what the film’s Web site characterizes as “M*A*S*H meets Orange is the New Black.” Zero Motivation details the power struggles of three women with different agendas and very little to do.
Best friends Zohar (Dana Ivgy) and Daffi (Nelly Tagar) are pencil pushers in the Human Resources Office and spend their time playing video games, singing pop songs, jousting with stationery and dreaming of Tel Aviv. The indolent twosome are watched over by their aspiring senior officer, Rama (Shani Klein), who dreams of a higher position and a significant military career.
The film, which was the winner of the Best Narrative Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, premiered in October at the Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival (10-10-14 AJW).
Here’s the movie trailer: