After Life at Sea
Veteran seaman, Aharon Avitan, ‘lands’ after 30 years at sea, for the birth of his first grandchild, looking forward to living a normal life at last. He is appointed Head of the Marine Department at the Ashdod Port. Almost immediately he clashes with the “Big Man” at the port, Azulay. On one hand, Azulay is a corrupt bully, but on the other he is warm-hearted and open to the troubles of the port workers, who admire him.
The clash disrupts the status quo that has reigned at the port for years. Aharon is willing to go all the way with this dispute, even if he is forced to “get his hands dirty”. Simultaneously, he falls in love with Yelena, an attractive single mom who works as a customs official. Yelena too, like many others at the port and in the city, is implicated in Azulay’s tangled web.
Aharon will eventually have to make a cruel choice only to discover that a much larger force – privatization – has reshuffled the cards. Here is a drama about trying to build a life on unstable ground.