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2022-01-10T22:03:30.987Z

The new series of Here 11 presents a political confrontation that gets out of hand between a teacher and a student, and through it seeks a “zero hour” to help us see what such battles tend to hide. Review



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Tic Tic Boom: Here's zero hour "here 11 kneels under the confrontation at its center

The new series of Here 11 presents a political confrontation that gets out of hand between a teacher and a student, and through it seeks to say something about the souls at work and help us see what such battles tend to hide.

Ironically this battle also hides her and hurts her.

Still, it's not really boring

Ido Yeshayahu

11/01/2022

Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 00:00

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Trailer for the series "Zero Hour" (here 11)

There's something a little weird about the new series here 11, "Zero Hour." It depicts an explosive and passionate case, fateful events take place in it, there are relationships that are built or fade away - and yet, after the three episodes sent for review, nothing seems to be really progressing. To be more precise, we seem to be watching a series that is above all a political controversy, a degree of out-of-control citizenship - exactly what the series is based on.



Inspired by the case of teacher Adam Verta and student Sapir Sabah, "Zero Hour" describes how a political debate between the beloved teacher of citizenship Amir (Doron Ben-David) and the opposing student Lian (Mia Landsman), gradually gets out of control and explodes into an open confrontation with the whole country. It starts with expressing a position demanding that Arabs be allowed to enter the municipal swimming pool, continues with statements against him from the IDF, and continues from there with personal insults, tic-tac-toe videos that spread like wildfire, angry parents,Threats of layoffs and public confrontations sweeping the entire country.




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A confrontation that takes over everything.

"Zero Hour" (Photo: Boaz Yehonatan Yaakov)

Dikla Kedar, who wrote the six episodes of the series, and director Eitan Tzur ("The Chamber Quintet") describe it all in a fairly believable and restrained way, a kind of counter to the storm of spirits at the heart of the story and its protagonists.

Among other things, they allow viewers to understand the history of the characters and their minds from what is implied.

Amir is driven by personal trauma that the series is in no hurry to reveal.

Liane grew up with a tough, hard-working mother who refuses to stand by her side.

Asi (Lev Leib Levin, "Blackspace"), the boy Lian is passionate about and loudly favors in the explosive class, and even then, does so due to a difficult personal experience.



It's not that there is no interest in political quarrels on the television screen, otherwise there would not have been a right to exist for so many current affairs programs.

One can draw a line back from the arguments of Rina Matzliach in "Meet the Press" and the very presence of Boaz Bismuth in "Ulpan Shishi", to "Popolitika" already in the 1990s.

If this concept has been around for so long, the Israeli audience will no doubt love it.

What’s more, these plans reflect something that already exists in the local reality.

Ranging from heated family discussions at Friday dinners, through parliaments of members meeting in cafes to argue over the government, to violent protesters on the part of one politician attacking protesters on the part of a rival politician.

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Against the image.

Doron Ben-David, "Zero Hour" (Photo: Boaz Yehonatan Yaakov)

This is probably the main problem of "zero hour". If we have it from so many directions and over so long, the play is dramatically required to deliver something different, new, fresh, eye-opening. The series clearly seeks to humanize its protagonists. Unlike her characters, she does not seem interested in taking a stand, but in helping us see what these battles tend to hide, the danger of such extremism. Ironically, at least based on the first half, "Zero Hour" falls into exactly the same tin.



All the dramatic developments in the series are repeatedly accompanied by the buzz of the main debate.

First in class, then when Amir has to justify himself in front of the principal, later in front of the parents, then again the same discussion that comes up in class in front of another teacher, then come calls from the media wanting to make this sword-brushing public and so on.

The massiveness of the controversy overshadows everything else.

That's probably part of the point.

Even the name of the series, beyond the obvious meaning, conjures up the ticking bomb that defines the occurrence, always present.

But in the end the series itself is drawn into the same confrontation, thereby dimming the rest of its virtues.

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Excellent and natural game as usual.

Mia Landsman, "Zero Hour" (Photo: Boaz Yehonatan Yaakov)

And she lacks no virtues, chief among them casting and acting. Ben-David, best known for his role as security forces ("Fauda", "Manaich"), demonstrates a completely different and different side here, challenging both his own image and that of left-wing teachers. Landsman's case ("Conflicting Girls", "The Commander") does require adaptation to the fact that she plays a 12th grade student, but her always-excellent and natural acting helps her shine even when she plays someone challenging. Of course, Kedar and Tzur, who describe Shani, also help The hawks in empathy and humanity.In addition, the fact that the season has only six short episodes (40 minutes or less) also helps, because there is a feeling that she knows where she is aiming, heading towards a certain climax.



So the line that "Zero Hour" tries to follow is not simple, and she often finds it difficult to bear the weight of the discussion, but despite the reservations, at no point in the series is it boring.

Perhaps thanks to the above benefits, and in particular the feeling that something big is going to happen;

And perhaps because as in cases of heated political confrontations on television, even in this case it is difficult to look away.

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