A Film by: Shay Kanot
(Israel, 2016, 93 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English subtitles, Cast: Osheri Cohen, OZ Zehavi, Shlomi Koriat, Roni Dalumi, Eliana Tidhar).
4X4 is a crazy summer comedy. Three colleagues at a Tel Aviv high-tech company follow their adrenaline-junky of a boss, Motti, on a road trip to the perilous Sinai Peninsula – in search of a secret beach resort.
The problem is that the beach doesn’t exist. It is the fabrication of one of the junior executives, Oded, who makes it up to impress Motti and secure a long sought-after promotion. But Tal, the nerd from marketing, and Dima, the racist, quirky Russian programmer, are also interested in the same promotion.
Oded is flabbergasted when his capricious boss actually decides to go. Haunted by the repercussions of his lie, Oded tries to cancel the trip through various ploys but to no avail. The four reach Sinai, cross the border into Egypt and get lost in the desert. They are subsequently kidnapped by hostile Bedouins and only manage to escape with the help of a triple-amputee Eritrean asylum seeker and the sheikh's AK47-wielding daughter who dreams of participating in a singing contest on Israeli TV.
In the desert Oded has to confront his friends and admit that he lied and endangered their lives. Just as things seem most bleak and hopeless the four manage to get out of trouble. Now the only remaining question is – who gets the promotion????