The film opens with an affluent Tel Aviv couple learning that their son, a soldier, has died in the line of duty. The film initially follows the parents in the hours after they learn of his death. It then follows their son’s experiences during his military service as one of four soldiers manning a checkpoint. Finally, the film follows the parents six months after his death.
Foxtrot (Hebrew: פוֹקְסטְרוֹט) is a 2017 Israeli drama film written and directed by Samuel Maoz. It was screened in the competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize Silver Lion. It was also screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. It won the Ophir Award for Best Film, therefore becoming the Israeli entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards. Later in the year, it made the December shortlist.
Directed by: Samuel Maoz
Starring: Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonaton Shiray, Shira Haas, Dekel Adin, Yehuda Almagor, Shaul Amir, Gefen Barkai, Rami Buzaglo, Ran Buxenbaum, Aryeh Cherner, Yael Eisenberg, Irit Kaplan
Screenplay by: Samuel Maoz
Production Design by: Arad Sawat
Cinematography by: Giora Bejach
Film Editing by: Arik Leibovitch, Guy Nemesh
Makeup Department: Barbara Kreuzer, Klaudia Rath
Set Decoration by: Felicity Good
Art Direction by: Eyal Elhadad, Francis Kiko Soeder
MPAA Rating: R for some sexual content including graphic images, and brief drug use.
Distributed by: Sony Pictures Classics
Release Date: March 2, 2018