Arrow Films’ Noir label is pleased to confirm the Monday July 28th DVD box set release of the second season of PRISONERS OF WAR (Hatufim), Gideon Raff’s dark Israeli drama that inspired the US television smash “Homeland”.
Broadcast in Hebrew with English subtitles, PRISONERS OF WAR is currently airing on the Sky Arts channel, Tuesdays at 10pm.
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PRISONERS OF WAR, or Hatufim (which stands for “abductees” in Hebrew), tells the story of three Israeli Defence Force reservists who are captured behind enemy lines in Lebanon. Their fate is unknown until seventeen years later, when they mysteriously return to their homeland – two of them alive, the third in a coffin.
The series explores the soldiers' reintegration into Israeli society on both a national and personal level. However, while the soldiers are acclimatising to their lives, a secret investigation begins to unfold about the truth of their capture, and the many discrepancies in the soldiers' stories.
As the investigators get closer to finding out the truth of what happened in captivity, the two soldiers are even more resolute in doing anything they can to hide the biggest secret of all.
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Written and directed by Gideon Raff, Prisoners Of War has proved a big hit with UK public and critics alike. When Season 1 of the show originally aired in Israel, in 2010, it became the country’s highest-rated drama of all time.
Before Raff had even started shooting, the script was snapped up by 24 writers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, who worked alongside Raff on a US counterpart, “Homeland”.
“Homeland” went on to enjoy phenomenal success worldwide. Starring Damian Lewis and Clare Danes the series won a Golden Globe for Best Television Series in 2011, and is said to be US President Barack Obama’s favourite TV show.
PRISONERS OF WAR gives the UK public the chance to see, with shocking honesty, where “Homeland” came from... Hatufim is the real deal.
In addition to the stand-alone Season 2 box set, Arrow Films will also relase a combined Seasons 1&2 box set, housed in deluxe desert-inspired packaging.
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