After 17 years in captivity, Israeli soldiers Nimrode Klein, Uri Zach, and Amiel Ben Horin return home to the country that made them national icons. They work to overcome the trauma of ... See full summary »

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 Haim (15 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jonathan Uziel ...
 Yinon 'Noni' Meiri (14 episodes, 2012)
Sendi Bar ...
 Iris (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
Yael Eitan ...
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 Leila Qasab (12 episodes, 2012)
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 Talia Klein (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
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 Amiel Ben-Horin (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
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 Nimrod Klein (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Guy Selnik ...
 Hatzav (10 episodes, 2009-2012)
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After 17 years in captivity, Israeli soldiers Nimrode Klein, Uri Zach, and Amiel Ben Horin return home to the country that made them national icons. They work to overcome the trauma of torture and captivity while settling back into their interrupted family lives. Meanwhile, the military psychiatrist assigned to them finds discrepancies in the soldiers' testimonies, and launches an investigation to discover what they are hiding. Written by magicaltriplet

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Even beyond my high expectations
2 September 2013 | by (YankinGermany) – See all my reviews

The Israel series, Hatufim (Prisoners of War), which is all in Hebrew, is on DVD with English subtitles. It is one of the best TV dramas I have ever seen: tense, suspenseful, emotional, with superb acting and directing. Gritty and violent at times, wonderfully slow other times, and always dramatic; we usually wind up watching two episodes in a row. There are characters you like, others you don't, but you care about or are interested in all of them. The US version, Homeland, was taken from this Israeli original and is also excellently well done, but Hatufim is a lot different and stands entirely on its own; I think it's the better of the two. This powerful drama should be on everybody's watch list. A comment about the English subtitles: we found the same thing a reviewer on Amazon did -- the subtitles marked as English on the disc of season 2 (2012) for episodes 9-12 were only in Hebrew. On the advice of the seller, we tried the disc on our computer and (for reasons I cannot understand) the disc played with the English subtitles! The final episodes (13-14), like all the others except for that one disc, play fine on the DVD player.


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