Program → Films by sections → Foxtrot
Festival in Media
Section: Horizons
Country: Israel Switzerland, Germany, France
Year: 2017


113 minutes/color


Director: Samuel Maoz

Screenplay: Samuel Maoz

Cinematographer: Giora Bejach

Editing: Arik Leibovitch, Guy Nemesh

Music: Ophir Leibovitch, Amit Poznansky

Producer: Marc Baschet, Viola Fügen, Čedomir Kolar, Eitan Mansuri, Michel Merkt, Michael Weber



Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Dekel Adin, Yehuda Almagor, Shaul Amir, Gefen Barkai, Ran Buxenbaum, Rami Buzaglo, Aryeh Cherner, Eden Daniel, Shira Haas



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.


Spiro Films, Bord Cadre, Pola Pandora Filmproduktions, ASAP Films, KNM

World sales:

The Match Factory




Samuel Maoz

Samuel Maoz was born in Tel Aviv. As a young soldier, Maoz trained as a gunner. That personal experience influenced his debut film, Lebanon, which won the Golden Lion at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival. Foxtrot, Maoz's follow-up film, has received immense international acclaim, winning eight Israeli Ophir Awards and the 2017 Venice International Film Festival's Silver Lion.



2017 Foxtrot

2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary)

2013 Manybuy (Short)

2009 Lebanon

2000 Total Eclipse (Documentary)