Created by Ori Elon and Yehonatan Indursky (Shtisel). With an all-star cast that includes Assi Cohen (Hatufim), Shuli Rand (Ushpizin, The Unorthodox), Taly Sharon (Srugim), Dana Ivgy (Zero Motivation), Yaakov Zada Daniel (Fauda) and Rotem Sela (Beauty and the Baker).
Winner, Best International Television Series, Geneva International Film Festival.
A dystopian drama starring some of Israel’s top acting talent, Autonomies is a globally-relevant tale centering on the burning issues of identity, religion, politics and personal freedom. The story is set in an alternate reality of present-day Israel, a nation torn and divided by a wall into the secular “State of Israel”, with Tel Aviv as its capital, and the “Haredi Autonomy” in Jerusalem, run by an ultra-Orthodox religious group. Living in the Autonomy, amongst this uneasy territorial status quo, is Broide (Assi Cohen), a Haredi wheeler-dealer who makes his living smuggling minor contraband between the two regions. One day he receives a life-changing job offer: he is asked to kidnap a little girl at the heart of a custody battle between two families –one Haredi and one secular–and smuggle her across the border between the two territories. The legal saga, followed by the kidnapping of the child, fuels a dramatic uproar that threatens to tear a fragile country to pieces. Meanwhile, an impossible love story develops between Broide and Anna, a musician from the opposite side of the wall. Their ill-advised love affair symbolically unites a divided nation, if only for a moment.