Just for Today

Just for Today

9 Episodes

Anat is an idealistic young woman, who has just started a job as a social worker. She wants to help people who are down on their luck, and who simply need some human warmth and professional advice, though her naivety and lack of experience make her emotionally unprepared for what is to come. His name is Niko, he has sad eyes and a harsh personality; he has been recently released from prison, and he gets Anat emotionally involved. The girl loses perspective and crosses many physical and ethical boundaries that should not be crossed. At one point, she even jeopardizes the reputation of people close to her. While Niko tries to reciprocate the girl’s devotion, he cannot escape the ghosts of his turbulent past and becomes entangled once more in the world that nearly destroyed him before. Anat will be forced to make a difficult decision: whether to risk her future for a stranger who may turn out to be a die-hard criminal or suppress her conscience and take the safer way.

Original title: Rak Lehayom
Director: Nir Bergman
Cinematographer: Guy Raz
Produced by: Endemol Shine Israel, yes TV

Just for Today
  • Just For Today | Episode 1

    Episode 1

    After a family vacation, Anat returns back to her work at the hostel to find Niko, a newly-released prisoner and her ex-lover. Twelve years ago, during her internship as a social worker, Anat was put in charge of integrating Niko back into society. She desperately searched for a job for him, foug...

  • Just For Today | Episode 2

    Episode 2

    Sure that Niko is seeking revenge for her calling the police on him all those years ago, Anat is certain that he told management about their shared past, leading to her being summoned to a meeting. Anat gets even more concerned when the hostel she sent Niko to, sends him right back to her. In ...

  • Just For Today | Episode 3

    Episode 3

    Shlomi fails the soccer team tryouts and almost relapses back to using drugs. Maya feels guilty for letting him down and finds it difficult to help him overcome the disappointment. The return of Niko to Anat's life leads to her husband discovering that Niko might be the biological father of the...

  • Just For Today | Episode 4

    Episode 4

    After the hostel shuts down, Maya accompanies Shlomi back to his Mother's house in the North. She is very suspicious of his stepfather and stepbrother, knowing of their history abusing Shlomi. Her suspicion grows even more when his stepfather – the acting Mayor during election time, is late to...

  • Just For Today | Episode 5

    Episode 5

    Maya meets Jamil's wife and children, so she can try and prepare them for his return. Apparently Jamil received a 5 years sentence over a false rape complaint, issued by one of his Jewish students. Maya finds out that Jamil hasn’t been coming home for vacations and that she has no idea where d...

  • Just For Today | Episode 6

    Episode 6

    Maya feels lost. The hostel was her second home and she doesn’t know how to move on. She left her apartment and is living out of her car. She goes to a job interview at a Sex Offenders Hostel - the only hostel that hasn't closed yet. During the interview the hostel’s director aggressively ques...

  • Just For Today | Episode 7

    Episode 7

    Anat needs to write a concluding opinion on all her patients but finds it difficult to write a summary of Niko's treatment. The imminent separation is harder for her than expected. The crisis between Anat and Hanan gets worse and Hanan wants them to go to couples counseling. Anat finds it hard ...

  • Just For Today | Episode 8

    Episode 8

    Anat finds overdosed Niko on the brink of death. She saves him using a Narcan injection, which only helps for three hours. Niko asks her to let him die. Furious, Anat puts another shot next to him and leaves. But as the three hours had almost passed, she returns. She sees Niko failing to injec...

  • Just For Today | Episode 9

    Episode 9

    Shlomi is being blackmailed to join the campaign against his father. His blackmailers threatens him that if he refuses, they will send the photos to the police and he will go back to jail. He reacts with violence, causing the bag that he had swallowed to break, which leads to his death. Jamil ...