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Prisoners of War 

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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Gideon Raff
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew | Arabic

Release Date:

2009 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Hatufim - In der Hand des Feindes See more »

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Israel

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Keshet Media Group See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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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Featured in An Open Wound: Making Prisoners of War (2014) See more »

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Genuine, original drama
18 February 2017 | by igorretzSee all my reviews

Genuine, original drama, very mature writing and great performance by talented Israeli actors.

Memorable music and very mindful, slow-paced storytelling, somewhat reminiscent of the best works of Coen brothers.

Cinematography, on the other hand, is a bit amateurish, but in this specific case, it only help to recreate the "documentary" look and feel of the series.

PS: Honestly, I'm mot sure, why so many people compare this show to Homeland. Despite lush "Hollywood" production values, the later looks like a cheap plastic knockoff of the original series, all twists and cliffhangers, no real depth or character study whatsoever. Maybe the problem is the translation (or cultural differences?), I just happen to have lived in both US and Israel, so I could compare both shows as they are. POW is infinitely better, hands down.


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