The Band's Visit (2007)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Music

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A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.




  • Saleh Bakri in The Band's Visit (2007)
  • Eran Kolirin in The Band's Visit (2007)
  • Sasson Gabai in The Band's Visit (2007)
  • Sasson Gabai in The Band's Visit (2007)
  • Ronit Elkabetz and Sasson Gabai in The Band's Visit (2007)
  • Imad Jabarin in The Band's Visit (2007)

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19 October 2007 | shmulik-cohen
| The Band Visit , Original Comedy
Very Original and most enjoyable Comedy. The Band from Alexandrian Police comes to Israel and goes to Beit Tiqva instead of Petah Tiqva by mistake. Sasson Gabai and Ronit Elkabetz play an excellent comedy with a human touch. Beit Hatiqva is a far out town that has one bus a day in the desert. The Residents are originally from Arab Countries and Culture. High Unemployment and Boredem in this far out town. Sasson Gabai plays Tawfik the Band Leader. Sasson is not Egyptian but manages to play the part including small gestures of Middle Class Egyptian Officers. The Rest of the cast are good too. All though the film is very funny there are hints to serious issues. In our fast paced emerging market Society, People are left behind. The Band is a good Old Fashioned Band. Beit Hatiqva is a forgotten town like many in Israel. Most of the movie is in Arabic and English and little Hebrew. Go and see this Human Comedy.

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Release Date:

21 March 2008


Hebrew, Arabic, English

Country of Origin

Israel, USA, France

Filming Locations

Negev Desert, Israel

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,492 10 February 2008

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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