Prisoners of War (2009–2012)
"Hatufim" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Gal Zaid ...
 Haim (15 episodes, 2009-2012)
Yael Eitan ...
 Dana (13 episodes, 2009-2012)
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 Jamal (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Sendi Bar ...
 Iris (12 episodes, 2012)
Hadar Ratzon Rotem ...
 Leila Qasab (12 episodes, 2012)
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 Talia Klein (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
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 Nurit Halevi-Zach (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Assi Cohen ...
 Amiel Ben-Horin (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
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 Yael Ben Horin (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
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 Uri Zach (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Yoram Toledano ...
 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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The US drama Homeland is based on this show which Gideon Raff is also the writer of. See more »

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Watch Season 1, Skip 2
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Really, I'd give Season 1 a "9" and Season 2 an "8" until the last two episodes when its just awful. They are so bad, it destroyed all credibility.

The version I watched was with sub-titles (my wife could understand the Hebrew and said the translation was lacking in many places). The acting throughout is excellent and here is where it differs from Homeland - we get to understand the characters much more and see more of their emotional lives.

Season 1 is excellent and the cliff hanger at the end is powerful. Season 2 leads you on the promise to explanation, but never delivers. It seems as if the script writers really lost their way - pity.


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