An army story with a difference — here, at a remote desert army base in southern Israel, the female clerical staff are at the centre of the action. Zero Motivation tells the stories of three soldiers engaged in battles against the absurdity of the bureaucracy that governs their lives, armed with staple guns, paper shredders and strongly worded letters. After growing up on macho, male-dominated films about war and heroism, first-time feature director Talia Lavie extends the same attention to the women who do compulsory military service in offices all over Israel. An hilarious, poignant and crowd-pleasing black comedy, Zero Motivation will resonate with anyone who has ever done menial, seemingly pointless work, while trying to maintain their love life, sense of dignity and sanity.
1hr 40mins long