• Director: Samuel Maoz
  • Countries of origin: Israel, Switzerland, Germany, France
  • Language: Hebrew, German
  • Release date: September 21, 2017
  • Runtime: 1 hour 53 minutes
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: 今天跳舞不打仗
  • "Foxtrot" is a feature film co-produced by Israel, Germany and France, directed by Israeli director Samuel Maoz , and co-starring Leo Ashkenaz and Sarah Adler . The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2017   .
    The film tells the story of a young soldier who encounters an accident while standing guard, which brings unimaginable disaster to his family.
    In 2017, he won the Silver Lion Award of the Jury Prize at the 74th Venice International Film Festival   .
    On December 14, 2017, "Foxtrot" won the Best Screenplay Award at the 2nd Macau International Film Festival. 


    • Release date September 21, 2017
    • Filming locations Tel Aviv, Israel
    • Production companies Spiro Films, Pola Pandora Filmproduktions, A.S.A.P.

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    • By Stone 2022-12-27 04:40:03

      Ladies, dance today, please don't fight. (contains spoilers)

      fatal tragedy

      This article was first published on the public account: Portraits of Youth

      The story originated from a misunderstanding,

      Ultimately leads to a tragedy for a family.

      By Cleveland 2022-12-26 18:27:55

      Foxtrot, standing still.

      Chemistry, biology, and physics study the laws of the world and break through the boundaries of nature; psychology, sociology, and neuroscience study human and society, control human behavior, and grasp human life.

      The development of science makes people believe that there are solutions to all problems, that hard work can overcome obstacles, and that reviewing history can avoid repeating the same mistakes in the future. In the face of criminals, we pursue the reasons why they...

    • By Ophelia 2022-12-10 23:09:29

      The universe is a beast and I'm just its slave

      A movie with a unique style and a very wonderful viewing experience.

      The director's inspiration comes from his own personal experience:

      My daughter was late because of snooze and missed the school bus,

      As a result, the school bus was attacked by terrorists, causing more than 10 casualties.

      So the core of this film is an old Chinese saying:

      Misfortune and fortune depend on it, it is a blessing not a misfortune, it is a misfortune that cannot be...

    • By Kennedy 2022-12-09 13:02:55

      Making a movie can not only win awards, but also possibly die

      Movies can't change the country, the country itself can.

      Warm reminder: This film is too twists and turns, just like life, it should not be spoiled. Those who have not watched it are recommended to read this article after watching it.

      After filming [Foxtrot], director Samuel Maoz won the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival.

      By Gage 2022-12-05 09:26:44


      The story of the film comes from the incident experienced by director Samuel Maoz and his daughter. Samuel Maotz drove his daughter to school every day because her daughter never got up on time, a bad habit that broke Samuel Maotz's heart. Samuel Maotz told his daughter that she should take the bus to school like everyone else. One day, his daughter took the No. 5 bus to school. Half an hour later, Samuel Maoz heard that a terrorist had set himself on fire in the No. 5 bus. More than a dozen...

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    • By Kassandra 2023-03-20 19:08:39

      Drink water regularly and go through the process, both know and don't know, both real and unreal, tranquilizers blunt pain sensation, burns are used to deepen; hurt and be hurt, canned experiments on inclination, the last bedtime story, erotic magazines instead Ancestral Bible; open the gate to release the camel, the robot fell to the ground, the foxtrot dance in front, right and left, the fate of war that cannot be...

    • By Cassidy 2023-03-15 10:18:25

      #HKIFF# is so beautiful, the more I think about it, the better it looks. Someone else took a story that could take less than an hour, and was stuffed into a lot of silent, almost static scenes with only subtle changes in expressions, and the action was extremely slow. You have to be immersed in it to find out that silence is more powerful than words. , the details are fantastic. Humor comes from the absurd, the coldness and warmth mixed in it are very well handled, very restrained, and appear...

    • By Royce 2023-02-02 10:10:24

      A film full of artistry and humanity. It has lively and interesting shots, sincere and sincere emotions, and dark and grim humor. It's about life and death, about family and war. The two scenes in which the son and the father dance are particularly...

    • By Keeley 2022-11-18 19:37:36

      The slope of the canned meat rolling down in just eight seconds would sink us completely. It took only five hours for his son to come back from the dead, but the funeral could go on. Rifles are fox dance partners, beer cans are grenades, camels are death messengers, naked women are libido cages. The joy of having a child is short-lived, and the pain of losing a child is long-lasting. My secret was to destroy the maiden, and my father's secret was to betray the gods, and the secret was branded...

    • By Curtis 2022-10-09 22:46:48

      Audio-visual aspects are perfect, clever film festival...

    Movie plot

    Israeli soldiers knock on the door of a middle-class family, announcing that their soldier son is dead, his wife faints, his husband is in a state of grief with nowhere to hide but self-mutilation, the couple is heartbroken, chaotic, accepting reality, When arranging the funeral, the military sent another notice that the wrong family was notified just now, and another soldier who had the same name as their son died. Sadness gave birth...
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    The story of the film comes from the incident experienced by director Samuel Maoz and his daughter. Samuel Maoz drives his daughter to school every day because his daughter never gets up on time. This bad habit makes Samuel Maoz heartbroken. Samuel Maoz told his daughter that she should take the bus to school like everyone else. One day, his daughter took the No. 5 bus to go to school. Half an hour later, Samuel Maoz heard that...
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    Although "Foxtrot" does not have the extreme narrowness of a tank, it is a three-scenario narration. With the changes of the protagonist, from the parents' home at the beginning, to the rare desert post where the soldier's son is stationed, and then back to the background of the home, it can be regarded as a certain A nearly closed or semi-closed space in this sense. The director's control over the space is still top-notch. An...
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