True Crime Drama
Season 1 | 7 x 45'
Language | Hebrew
Shira Porat, Yotam Guendelman
yes TV, Movie Plus
Based on the unbelievable true-crime story of Eti Alon, an employee at a family-owned bank, who embezzled its clients’ entire savings and capital, that brought upon the downfall of the bank.
Eti stole more than 100M USD (current value 1B USD) which she funneled to her gambling-addicted brother, Ofer, to save him from debt collectors.
The story exploded in 2002 after Eti quietly entered a police station and tried to turn herself in. After 8 hours of waiting on a bench for someone to pay attention, investigators finally turned to the box-blonde mother of two and heard her unbelievable confession, unravelling a case which changed Israeli society.
The money stolen was siphoned to illicit casinos run by local organized crime, and was used to buy sophisticated arms and advanced ammunition, fueling internal wars and giving rise to a new generation of young crime families; crueler, more violent, and richer than ever.
"'Embezzlement' is a riveting viewing experience... It proves good writing, directing, and acting are all you need for a great television series... With accurate casting and impressive attention to details, It's recommended for anyone who wants to enjoy a well-executed true-crime drama." | Mako.co.il
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Winner - Best Actress in a Drama Series, Israeli Academy TV Awards | Israel
Winner - Best Lead Actress, Berlin TV SERIES Festival | Germany
Official Competition - Berlin TV SERIES Festival | Germany
Official Selection - Black Night Film Festival | Tallinn, Estonia