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Army comedy-drama ‘Zero Motivation’ leads blockbuster year for Israeli films

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Army comedy-drama ‘Zero Motivation’ leads blockbuster year for Israeli films The local movie industry may be small, but it’s enjoying a record-breaking year buoyed by a string of hit comedies and unashamedly commercial stories. By Nati Tucker| Nov. 7, 2014 | 10:33 AM Two soldiers with emotional issues and a commander with control issues (all female) may mark a milestone in the history of Israeli cinema. They are the stars of “Zero Motivation,” the successful movie by Talya Lavie and one of the reasons for the blockbuster year Israeli movies have been enjoying in 2014. It still doesn’t pay to make movies in Israel, warns the local industry, and they still need government support. Despite those caveats, locally made movies are more popular than ever before. “Zero Motivation,” Lavie’s debut feature, is the biggest hit of the year. It’s already sold 600,000 tickets (in a population of 8.9 million, including Palestinians). And since it’s still showing, it could even break the box-office record …

Obama pens secret letter to Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei as nuclear deadline looms

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Obama pens secret letter to Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei as nuclear deadline looms Letter, written in October, reportedly referenced shared interest between the US and Iran in combatting Isis militants in Iraq and Syria ·Spencer Ackermanin New York andDan Robertsin Washington · ·theguardian.com,Thursday 6 November 2014 21.00 GMT ·Jump to comments (172)