HATUFIM (2009 – 2012)

Hatufim (2009–2012)

Creator: Gideon Raff

Cast: Gal Zaid, Yael Eitan, Salim Dau

English Title: Prisoners of war. 

The story begins with the soldiers’ return home after 17 years of negotiations for their freedom. Nimrod Klein and Uri Zach return alive, along with the remains of Amiel Ben-Horin.It is the  reintegration of Nimrod and Uri into a society which has made them national icons, and into an interrupted family life, while working through the trauma of being held captive and tortured. They must deal with partners who waited or moved on, children who have grown up without them, and parents who have died. They also have to undergo psychiatric evaluations and military debriefings. When a military psychiatrist finds discrepancies in their stories, an investigation is launched to discover what they are hiding,

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Think about it It is not easy to go back to the life that you were accustom to. Plus the fact that you have not seen your kids and wife for 17 years. How would you react? Great acting from all the actor in there. There is flashback from time to time so you can see what they went through. The show begin with flashback when they were around in their 20’s then move forward to now when they get of the plane and see their family the first time in 17 years. Nimrod (Yoram Toledano) runs head on back into everyday life, he wants to begin looking for a job, tries to making love to his wife,  having parties, essentially trying to ignore and bury his troubles from the past seventeen years as a captive deep down like it never happened. He realize that his wife has gotten older, looking at her physique, his daughter has sex with older man around 50 years old, and his son well he does not know they avoid each other. He noticed that the Israel that he knew has changed. His mother has passed away, his father’s health is not so good. At first it is kind of slow but that is done purposely the writers are smart to know to set it the beginning of the story perfectly well. Psychologist Haim Cohen ( Gal Zaid) find out that there more than meets the eye here, he is not conceived about their stories. The first season is moving just fine and so is the second season. There were rumors that a third season was going to happen but so far not yet. It is the best series and the most successful series in Israel. Worth a look. 

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