Band's Visit, The

A delightfully dry comedy.
-Duane Byrge,HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
The Israeli film celebrated for its visual wit, verbal charm and a completely droll sense of humor!
-Kenneth Turan,LOS ANGELES TIMES
Proves that sometimes a light touch is just what is needed to address serious topics.
-Jay Weissburg,VARIETY
Dina is the punchiest female role that you will stumble on this year!
-Anthony Lane,THE NEW YORKER
It's a small, profoundly satisfying movie that keeps echoing long after it's over.""""
-Ty Burr,Boston Globe

Synopsis

The Alexandria Ceremonial Orchestra arrives in Israel to play at the opening of the Arab Cultural Center. Dressed in full regalia, the members of the orchestra are looking forward to playing at what might be the most important venue of their careers. However, an unexpected turn of events leaves the Egyptian band stranded in a small Israeli desert town, leaving them in both a cultural and emotional dilemma. Not wanting the turn the orchestra away, Dina, a local café owner invites the men to stay with her and a few of her friends, leading to awkward tensions and revelations about life and reality that cross cultural boundaries.

Release Date

Friday, February 22, 2008
Original Languages: Arabic/English/Hebrew
Genre: Comedy, Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 85 min.
Year: 2007

CREDITS

CAST
Ronit Elkabetz
Sasson Gabai
DIRECTED BY
Eran Kolirin