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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The US drama Homeland is based on this show which Gideon Raff is also the writer of. See more »

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Referenced in The Unit: Following in Your Wake (2014) See more »

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Even beyond my high expectations
2 September 2013 | by screenidolSee 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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2009 (Israel) See more »

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Israel

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