Venice: Israeli Soldier Breaks Out the Moves in Samuel Maoz's 'Foxtrot' (Exclusive Clip)

Giora Bejach

Maoz's follow-up to his Venice Golden Lion winner 'Lebanon' is inspired by his own experience as a solider in the Israeli army.

It's the Israeli military like you've never seen it before.

In Foxtrot, the second feature from Samuel Maoz, and follow-up to his 2009 Venice Film Festival winner Lebanon, the director drew on his own experience as a conscripted soldier to tell a universal story of grief.

But Maoz's story also illustrates the surreal aspects of military service, including this scene, which lends the film its title. In it, a bored solider stuck at an outpost in the middle of nowhere, does an impromptu shimmy with his machine gun as partner.

Foxtrot premieres in Venice on Sept. 2 before heading on to Toronto. The Match Factory is handling international sales.

Check out the video below.