The Band's Visit

Once — not long ago — a small Egyptian police band arrived in Israel. Not many remember this... It wasn't that important.


The Band's Visit
This highly-decorated movie tells the tale of a small Egyptian Police band, who went to play in a village in Israel. They got lost and ended up in the wrong village in the desert. They next bus out will only arrive tomorrow. With no hotel, a local cafe owner arranges for the eight men to shack up with families in the village. Thus do these enemies, the Egyptians and Israelis, get to know more about each other, up close and personal. In English, Hebrew and Egyptian, with subtitles.

84 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Sex).
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour
Director
Eran Kolirin
ScreenplayEran Kolirin
MusicHabib Shadah
CinematographyShai Goldman
EditingArik Leibovitch
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2007
Produced byJuly August Productions, Beliberg Entertainment, Sophie Dulac Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, comedy
LanguageStrong, fairly frequent
NudityNone
SexStrongly implied, brief, infrequent sex with suggestive sounds
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseSome alcohol and tobacco use, in context
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer
15
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz
15
The Citizen
David Jenkin
16
BBC
Paul Adrendt quote icon The Band's Visit is the kind of film that will appeal to patient viewers: charming, low-budget whimsy with a soupcon of political relevance.
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe Band’s Visit has not provided any of the narrative payoffs we might have expected, but has provided something more valuable.
20
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconCharming and quietly profound
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconA drama about isolation and communication, The Band's Visit is characterized both by strongly delineated characters and low-key comedy. The movie is not lightweight but it is at times lighthearted.
15
Metacritic.com
29 critics
16
Rottentomatoes critics
107 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe Band's Visit is both a clever, subtle slice-of-life comedy, and poignant cross-cultural exploration.
20

What the People say

Internet
3012 Netizens quote iconBand Visits, You'd Want Them to Stay
15

Average .. 79%

16

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