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The Band's Visit
The Band's Visit
Actors: Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour, Shlomi Avraham
Director: Eran Kolirin
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
PG-13     2008     1hr 27min

This heartwarming and poignant winner of the Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard prize is the mesmerizing and witty story of strangers in a strange land. A fading Egyptian police band arrives in Israel to play at the Ar...  more »


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Actors: Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour, Shlomi Avraham
Director: Eran Kolirin
Creators: Eran Kolirin, Ehud Bleiberg, Eylon Ratzkovsky, Guy Jacoel, Koby Gal-Raday, Michel Zana, Sophie Dulac
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/29/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2007
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: Hebrew
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Sari Lynn G. (Sari-Lynn) from SEATTLE, WA
Reviewed on 11/24/2009...
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ruled that Eran Kolirin's The Band's Visit was ineligible for Oscar consideration for the Best Foreign Language Film, because more than half its dialogue was in English, but that didn't prevent the film from winning the top Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix at the 29th Tokyo Film Festival in October 2007.

Excellent acting.
Ken D. (SnowKen) from LITTLETON, CO
Reviewed on 9/21/2009...
Very nice movie. Good acting. Quiet and thoughtful, this explores stereotypes and pre-disposition to bias, and how simple gestures can overcome.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Napoleon Dynamite, Tel Aviv style!
Medusa | Troy, MI | 07/12/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Members of an Egyptian police get lost and end up in the wrong town in Israel, instead of the town where they are supposed to perform for a ceremony at the Arab arts center. The members spend the night in that town but didn't have the right currency to go to a hotel. An Israeli woman who owns a tiny restaurant offers that some spend the night at her place and some at a friends' house.

Despite the history of animosity between Arabs and Israelis, the members of the band find themselves opening to their new friends and finding a mutual bond as humans without the expected baggage. Nice simple stories with a new kind of comedy are told in this movie; in a way that isn't typical in Israeli or Palestinian movies. Watch and discover each character in this wonderful movie, it is worth it.