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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... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 13 of 18)
Gal Zaid ... Haim (15 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jonathan Uziel ... Yinon 'Noni' Meiri (14 episodes, 2012)
Yael Eitan ... Dana (13 episodes, 2009-2012)

Salim Dau ... Jamal (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Sendi Bar ... Iris (12 episodes, 2012)
Hadar Ratzon Rotem ... Leila Qasab (12 episodes, 2012)

Yaël Abecassis ... Talia Klein (11 episodes, 2009-2012)

Mili Avital ... Nurit Halevi-Zach (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Assi Cohen ... Amiel Ben-Horin (11 episodes, 2009-2012)

Adi Ezroni ... Yael Ben Horin (11 episodes, 2009-2012)

Ishai Golan ... Uri Zach (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Yoram Toledano ... Nimrod Klein (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Guy Selnik ... Hatzav (10 episodes, 2009-2012)

Series Directed by
Gideon Raff (24 episodes, 2009-2012)
Series Writing credits
Gideon Raff (24 episodes, 2009-2012)

Series Produced by
Liat Benasuly .... producer (24 episodes, 2009-2012)
Series Cinematography by
Itai Ne'eman (1 episode, 2012)
Series Film Editing by
Simon Herman (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Hila Yuval (1 episode, 2009)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dawn Leuchter .... first assistant director (1 episode, 2009)
Series Art Department
Adam Gazala .... art assistant (24 episodes, 2009-2012)
Series Sound Department
Yuval Bar-on .... sound editor (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Neal Gibbs .... sound editor (6 episodes, 2012)
Itzik Cohen .... sound editor (3 episodes, 2009)
Series Special Effects by
Miki Amram .... special effects (10 episodes, 2009)
Pini Klavir .... special effects supervisor (10 episodes, 2009)
Series Stunts
Alex Osmolovsky .... stunt performer (24 episodes, 2009-2012)
Dima Osmolovsky .... stunt coordinator (24 episodes, 2009-2012)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Shuki Paz .... gaffer (1 episode, 2009)
Series Music Department
Adi Goldstein .... composer: theme music (10 episodes, 2009)
Series Other crew
Grace Benoish .... script supervisor (1 episode, 2009)


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Also Known As:
"Hatufim" - Israel (original title)
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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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29 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
A fantastically slow-paced show, 31 May 2013
Author: TonyCamonte84 from Germany

While 'Hatufim' is definitely worth being judged on its own merits, it probably will, for some time, always be compared to the US series that was based on this Israeli original... and after having viewed both series I'm confident in saying that 'Hatufim' doesn't have to shy away from the comparison. In fact, I think it is the superior show of the two.

Whereas 'Homeland' is clearly in the same vein as other US shows and boosts a fast pace, twists and turns and lots of action, 'Hatufim' is much more of a psychological thriller. On the surface much less happens than does in 'Homeland', but 'Hatufim' involves a lot more subtleties as well as realism and character study, especially in its 1st season.

The budget is only a portion of the US remake, but it seldomly shows. Great actors accompany an even better script that left me feeling a lot more involved than the fast pace and action of 'Homeland' did. In fact, Hatufim's 2nd season picks up in pace and action, but still keeps that intimate feeling and heart that 'Homeland' sometimes lacked.

'Homeland' is a very good series, but 'Hatufim' is, in my opinion, a great one.

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