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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Gideon Raff
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Ishai Golan ...  Uri Zach 24 episodes, 2009-2012
Yoram Toledano ...  Nimrod Klein 24 episodes, 2009-2012
Yaël Abecassis ...  Talia Klein 24 episodes, 2009-2012
Mili Avital ...  Nurit Halevi-Zach 24 episodes, 2009-2012
Assi Cohen ...  Amiel Ben-Horin 24 episodes, 2009-2012
Adi Ezroni ...  Yael Ben Horin 24 episodes, 2009-2012
Yael Eitan ...  Dana 22 episodes, 2009-2012
Gal Zaid ...  Haim 15 episodes, 2009-2012
Jonathan Uziel ...  Yinon 'Noni' Meiri 14 episodes, 2012
Sendi Bar ...  Iris 13 episodes, 2009-2012
Salim Dau ...  Jamal 12 episodes, 2009-2012
Hadar Ratzon Rotem ...  Leila Qasab 12 episodes, 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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A fantastically slow-paced show
31 May 2013 | by TonyCamonte84See all my reviews

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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