The Band's Visit Poster

Release Date: February 8th, 2008

DVD Release Date: July 29th, 2008

PG-13|1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour, Rubi Moskovitz, Uri Gavriel, Imad Jabarin, Hilla Sarjon

Director: Eran Kolirin

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Keshet Broadcasting, Tel Aviv, July August Productions, Bleiberg Entertainment

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: 2000s, Offbeat, Amusing, Transformation, Quest

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