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Get to Know the Captivating Characters of the Thriller 'Prisoners of War'
Meet the cast of characters of the new critically-acclaimed series, "Prisoners of War," the story of three Israeli soldiers who were held captive for 17 years following their kidnapping while on a secret mission with their unit in Lebanon. The U.S. television broadcast premiere of "Prisoners of War" is Monday, October 24, at 10:00 p.m.
Nimrode was 26 years-old when he was captured, and is released at 43 years-old. He is brave, intelligent, competitive, and a natural leader. He is the "salt of the earth," and used to be the guy that women wanted to marry and men wanted to be like. He has always had the greatest potential among his friends and upon his return finds himself in an unfamiliar and frightening situation: he's left behind. He is but a shell of what he used to be -- older, skinnier, with many physical and psychological problems. Nimrode suffers PTSD which he tries to hide from the outside world, but at home, he faces many difficulties. He suffers from terrible nightmares and violent fits of rage during the daytime. Nimrode tries to establish himself as the head of the family, which creates a huge conflict with Talia, his wife.
Uri was 23 years-old when he was captured, and is released at 40 years-old. Unlike Nimrode, Uri is the shy and timid type. He never had big ambitions other than living a simple, happy life with his family and his beloved fiancée Nurit. Uri is gentle, serious, smart, and is not happy with the new attention he gets from the media. He would prefer nobody knew who he was and no one would recognize him. Throughout the series we learn that he managed to survive in captivity through a unique relationship he had with one of his captors. The first thing Uri needs to cope with is the discovery that Nurit, the love of his life, is now married to his brother.
Talia has invested all her energy in the past 17 years spearheading the campaign to release her husband. Now that he’s coming back home, she finds herself suddenly with nothing left to do. She's no longer the center of attention, and is at home with a man she doesn’t really know -- a stranger really. Talia must now rediscover how she feels for this man. Is he the same man that she fell in love with all those years ago. Is she the same woman?
Nurit Ha-levy Zach
The love of Nurit and Uri was so strong that when he fell captive, his loss was too much for her to bear. She spent every waking moment with Uri’s family. In time, she developed a relationship with Yaki (Uri’s brother) which eventually led to their marriage. The only way Nurit was able to continue with her life was to convince herself that Uri was dead. But Uri’s homecoming awakens her love for him. She suddenly blames herself for not waiting for him all these years. The guilt eats her up inside and undermines her marriage.
Dana is Nimrode and Talia’s daughter; she was 2-years-old when her father was captured. Dana is clever, witty, funny and wild. Her attraction to older men may be an indication of the lack of a father figure in her life, although she would find this explanation too simplistic. Her outgoing behavior has been excused all her life because of who she is and she keeps testing the limits. She has no friends her age and is in a constant struggle with her mother. When her father returns, she develops a special relationship with him.
Hatsav, 17, was born when his father was in captivity. He has no recollection of him. Everything he knows about his father comes from the media. When his father comes back, Hatsav discovers his father is not the super hero he was told about -- but quite the opposite -- a broken man. Hatsav is disappointed in his father and is jealous of Dana, who manages to create some sort of intimacy with Nimrode.
Jacob (Yaki) Zach
Uri’s older brother always felt second to Uri. Uri was always smarter than him, and the one his parents were more proud of. Jacob managed to shine only when Uri was captured. Now that Uri’s back, his marriage to Nurit is in jeopardy and he decides to fight for it.
After the death of Malka, his wife, Yoske, 78, refused to move to a retirement home and now lives in his neglected house. He still runs a small market that was once the heart of the neighborhood. Yoske disowned his oldest son Yaki when he got married to Nurit (Uri’s fiancée) and refuses to see or talk to either of them. Every day he prays for Uri's return. When Uri comes back, he will be the glue that holds the family together.
Amiel's younger sister eagerly awaited his return. Amiel had always protected her from the neighborhood kids who were harassing her. Today she is 30 and has a peculiar relationship with Ilan Feldman, who in the past 17 years was the family's contact person with the government and authorities. Yael is fragile, shy and a introvert. She runs the dog shelter Amiel founded years ago. When Amiel comes back in a coffin, her life is turned upside down. On the one hand, she grieves her brother, and on the other, she is finally free to live her own life.
Amiel was a soldier captured along with Nimrode and Uri and was sent back to Israel in a coffin. The circumstances of his death cause the army officials to suspect that they are not being told the truth about what happened in captivity. When Yael imagines him in the present, we see him as he was when he was captured -- a young, vibrant man.
Serious, very smart, and professional, Haim is the military psychologist who leads the investigation into Nimrode and Uri.
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