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The death of an upper-class Israeli couple's soldier son sparks a series of absurd events in this drama that won the top award at Venice Film Festival.
"Unable to find solace in the well-meaning condolences of their extended family or the empty patriotic platitudes of bureaucrats, Michael (Lior Ashkenazi, Footnote) spirals into anger, only to subsequently experience one of life's unfathomable twists — a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son. Moving from the grieving parents' apartment to the remote military post where Jonathan (Yonaton Shiray, A Tale of Love and Darkness) was stationed, Foxtrot shows us precisely how much damage can ensue when young soldiers, barely able to tell their toe from a trigger, experience boredom, privation, and loneliness." (Toronto International Film Festival)
Winner of the Golden Lion for Best Film, the Arca CinemaGiovani Award for Best Film and the SIGNIS Award - Honourable Mention, 2017 Venice Film Festival
- Samuel Maoz('Lebanon', 'Total Eclipse', 'Venice 70: Future Reloaded')
Drama, World Cinema, Festival & Independent
Rating: R13 Violence, drug use & sexual material
Hebrew with English subtitles
Israel, Switzerland, Germany, France
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Foxtrot highlights what it's like to be human. It focuses on the forces out of our personal control, like war and circumstance, but also looks deep at what we can control. If I had a top 20 list for must watch films of all time, this would be maybe number 9.