Airdate: Prisoners of War
SBS screens the ten part Israeli series which was the forerunner to Homeland.
When three Israeli soldiers are captured during active service behind enemy lines in Lebanon, their fate is unknown. That is until 17 years later, when they mysteriously return home – two of them alive, the third in a coffin. As the two soldiers attempt to reintegrate into society, and try to cope with the pressures of being reintroduced to their families and friends, the story of their time in captivity unfolds.
Winner of nine Israeli Academy of Film and Television Awards, this compelling series navigates from delicate political themes to poignant domestic drama, under the direction of acclaimed writer Gideon Raff.
Episode One: Homecoming
After 17 years in captivity in Lebanon, three Israeli soldiers are released. Nimrode Klein, Uri Zach and Amiel Ben-Chorin are coming home. Nimrode and Uri alive, but Amiel was killed while in detention. The two survivors are reunited with their families, but struggle to cope with memories of their time as hostages, as well as adjusting to life in the civilian world. Meanwhile, their relatives try to cope with having the men back in their lives – while a government official suspects they are hiding sinister secrets.
Saturday, 19 January at 8.30pm on SBS ONE.