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Samuel Maoz - Foxtrot

Venezia 74


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  • Sala Grande
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Israel, Germany, France, Switzerland / 113’
language Hebrew
cast Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonatan Shiray
screenplay Samuel Maoz
cinematographer Giora Bejach
editors Arik Lahav Leibovich, Guy Nemesh
production designer Arad Sawat
costume designer Hila Bargiel
music Ophir Leibovitch, Amit Poznanky
sound Sam Cohen, Ansgar Frerich, Alex Claude
special effects Jean-Michel Boublil

Synopsis

Michael and Dafna are devastated when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son, Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous mourning relatives and well- meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience one of life’s unfathomable twists which rivals the surreal military experiences of his son.

Director’s Statement

Einstein said that coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous. Foxtrot is a dance of a man with his fate. It’s a philosophical parable trying to deconstruct this vague concept called “fate” through a story about father and son. They are far from each other, but despite the distance and the total separation between them—they change each other’s destiny. The challenge I set for myself was to deal with the gap between the things we control and those that are beyond our control. At times, I chose to be intensive and combine criticism with compassion; at others, ironic but detached from time and place. The focus is not on the symptoms, but the philosophical idea of the film, the psychological state of the characters and how they deal with love and pain.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: Spiro Films
94 Alenbi Street
6581301 Tel Aviv – Israel
Tel. +972526861170
info@spiro-films.com
spiro-films.com

PRODUCTION 2: Pola Pandora Filmproduktions
Schwedter Str. 13
10119 Berlin – Germay
Tel. + 49 (0) 30 24047252
productions@matchfactory.de

PRODUCTION 3: ASAP Films
4, rue de Saintonge
75003 Paris – France
Tel. +33 677196506
ckolar@noos.fr

PRODUCTION 4: KNM
Palais Armida, 1 bvd de Suisse
98000 Monaco – Monaco

OTHER COPRODUCTIONS: Bord-Cadre films

WORLD SALES: The Match Factory
Domstr. 60
50670 Cologne - Germany
Tel. +492215397090
sales@matchfactory.de
www.the-match-factory.de

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