The Band's Visit (Bikur hatizmoret)
Release Date: February 8th, 2008
PG-13|1 hr. 26 min.
The eight Egyptian musicians who comprise the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrive by mistake in a small town in Israel's Negev Desert. Their booking set for a different city, and with no transportation out of the town or any hotels to stay at, the band settles at a restaurant owned by Dina (Ronit Elkabetz), who offers them lodging. Overcoming ethnic barriers, the Egyptians find diversion and companionship with the Israelis through a pervading undercurrent of shared melancholy.
Director: Eran Kolirin
Genres: Comedy drama
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics