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Foxtrot (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Foxtrot uses topical themes to deliver a bruising sociopolitical statement that's equally effective taken simply as an absorbing, well-acted drama.

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Michael and Dafna experience gut-wrenching grief 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 - a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son.

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Cast

Lior Ashkenazi
as Michael Feldmann
Sarah Adler
as Dafna Feldmann
Yehuda Almagor
as Michael's brother
Gefen Barkai
as Squad Commander
Itay Exlroad
as Dancer Soldier
Shaul Amir
as Soldier With Headphones
Danny Isserles
as Official Military Officer
Itamar Rotschild
as Religion Officer
Roi Miller
as Military M.D.
Arie Tcherner
as High Ranking Officer
Karin Ugowski
as Michael's Mother
Yaakov Daniel Zada
as Man in the Rain
Mussa Zhalka
as First Car Driver
Nimrod Levi
as Squad B
Gony Lidror
as Squad B
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Critic Reviews for Foxtrot

All Critics (139) | Top Critics (34)

[Writer-director Samuel] Moaz is a daring, unpredictable storyteller, and his eccentric plot construction, which also takes into account the son's last days, turns an intimate emotional drama into a larger statement about fate and justice.

March 9, 2020 | Full Review…

A film full of mystery and switchbacks is resolved in resounding style.

March 4, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
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Maoz definitely knows how to knock a film together, so fingers crossed that the window between this and his next one is a lot more narrow.

March 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Maoz creates a deadpan J'accuse, razor-edged and hugely original. The truth? It is unmissable.

February 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Before the retrospective letdown, there is an exhilarating kind of disorientation as we move from one narrative section to the next.

February 27, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's an extraordinary film, far from easy, ultimately thoughtful and hard to forget.

June 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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