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The Band’s Visit

  • Israel, USA, France / 2007 / 87min / Bluray / Colour
  • Original Title : Bikur Ha-Tizmoret
  • Language : Hebrew, Arabic, English
  • Genre : Comedy, Drama, Music
  • Director : Eran Kolirin
  • Screenwriter : Eran Kolirin
  • Cinematographer : Shai Goldman
  • Editor : Arik Leibovitch
  • Cast : Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour


The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrives in Israel from Egypt for a cultural event, only to find there is no delegation to meet them, nor any arrangements for them to get to their destination of Petah Tiqva. They find their own ride butarrive instead at the remote town of Beit Hatikva. Stuck there until the next morning's bus, the band gets help from the worldly Dina, who offers to put them up for the night. As the band settles in as best it can, each of the members attempts to get along with the natives in his own way. What follows is a special night of quiet happenings and confessions as the band makes its own impact on the town and the town on them.

How much time left before the festival starts?

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