Director Samuel Maoz

Production year 2017

Length 113min.

Country Israel/Switzerland/Germany/France


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.


Samuel Maoz
Samuel Maoz



Michael Weber, Viola F├╝gen, Eitan Mansuri, Cedomir Kolar, Marc Baschet, Michel Merkt


Samuel Maoz

Director of Photography

Giora Bejach

Production designer

Arad Sawat

Music by

Ophir Leibovitch, Amit Poznansky


Alex Claude


Arik Leibovitch, Guy Nemesh


Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonaton Shiray

Production company(ies)

Spiro Films Pola Pandora Filmproduktions GmbH A.S.A.P. Films KNM

Samuel Maoz

At 13, he received a 8mm movie camera and a roll of film. He wanted to recreate a gunfight scene he had seen in a western and set his camera on the tracks of an approaching train. It got smashed to smithereens. However, by 18, he had already made dozens of films. As a young soldier he was part of a tank crew. He trained as a gunner, firing at barrels of fuel that exploded like fireworks. Only when war broke out in June 1982, did he learn the horrors of being a gunner. In 1987, he completed his cinema studies, but it took him 20 years more to finally create his first feature film, Lebanon. He has worn a suit only twice in his life: on his Bar-Mitzva, and when he won the Golden Lion Award in Venice for Lebanon. Eight years later he wrote and directed his second film, Foxtrot.


The King Lives (1999, TV), The Insufferable Lightness (2005, doc.), Lebanon (2009), Foxtrot (2017).

FILMS 2018