“Acheinu” depicts a conversation which took place at a bus-stop between Amir, a secular former IDF soldier and Yosef, an Orthodox man. When circumstances put them together to wait for a delayed bus, the two discover things about each other they could have never imagined, and realize they have much more in common than they think.
Amir is a former sergeant in the IDF. Hardened by having seen his brothers fall in the battlefield, he himself has also taken enemy lives. A passionate Zionist who would give his life for a fellow Jew, like many secular Israeli veterans he has a low tolerance for the Haredim.
Yosef has maintained his identity as an Orthodox Jew even after being a first-hand witness to the atrocities in the concentration camps. Thin and frail on the outside, his warmth, kindness and intellect far outweigh his appearance.