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21 March 2008 (USA) See more »
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Once-not long ago-a small Egyptian police band arrived in Israel. Not many remember this...It wasn't that important. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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46 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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Our view of their view of us See more (62 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Eran Kolirin 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eran Kolirin 

Produced by
Ehud Bleiberg .... producer
Sophie Dulac .... co-producer
Koby Gal-Raday .... producer
Guy Jacoel .... producer
Eilon Ratzkovsky .... producer
Yossi Uzrad .... producer
Michel Zana .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Habib Shadah 
 
Cinematography by
Shai Goldman 
 
Film Editing by
Arik Leibovitch 
 
Casting by
Orit Azoulay 
 
Production Design by
Eitan Levi 
 
Costume Design by
Doron Ashkenazi 
 
Makeup Department
Maya Grastal .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Tami Kushnir .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michal Koren .... third assistant director
Yochanan Kredo .... first assistant director
Lihi Levin .... third assistant director
Ya'ara Lipkin .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Yosi Dahari .... assistant art director
Or Ozrad .... set dresser
Nikolai Yosifov .... property master
 
Sound Department
Israel David .... re-recording mixer
Itai Elohev .... sound
Gilad Leshem .... sound effects editor
Idan Rawet .... foley editor
Gil Segal .... foley artist
Gil Segal .... foley editor
Alon Shapira .... boom operator
Gil Toren .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Igal Arobas .... grip
Elad Elbar .... grip
Joseph Lachmish .... grip
Yuval Landsberg .... lighting technician
Uri Lipshin .... lighting technician
Salvatore Lista .... camera operator
Roi Mano .... key grip
Guy Ne'eman .... key grip
Idan Or .... assistant camera
Lior Pery .... gaffer
David Rudoy .... second assistant camera
Daniel Solomon .... lighting technician
Adam Verete .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Edan Galit .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Ádám Halász .... rushes colorist
 
Location Management
Nadav Gopher .... location manager
 
Music Department
Keren Or Biton .... music mixer
Keren Or Biton .... music recording
 
Other crew
Szabolcs Barta .... film grading
Marc Feytout .... press attache: France
Laurette Monconduit .... press attache: France
 
Thanks
Shannon Banal .... thanks
Nicholas Donnermeyer .... thanks (as Nick Donnermeyer)
 

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Also Known As:
"Bikur Ha-Tizmoret" - Israel (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
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87 min
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The movie was selected to be Israel's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV), but it was disqualified by AMPAS because more than 50% of the film's dialogue was found to be in English, as opposed to Arabic and Hebrew. After an unsuccessful appeal, Israel sent Beaufort (2007) instead.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: During one scene, a long hair or piece of fluff can be seen hanging off the boom mic and bouncing as it catches the light.See more »
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Soundtrack:
SummertimeSee more »

FAQ

Is "Bikur Ha-Tizmoret" based on a novel?
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23 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Our view of their view of us, 19 October 2007
Author: Nozz from Israel

With a strained formal demeanor and a face wrinkled with vulnerability, Sasson Gabai's bandleader is a direct descendant of Shaike Ophir's Policeman (Azulai) in the bittersweet Israeli movie of that name. This is not a bad ancestry to have, but for a character who is supposed to be Egyptian it's a little awkward. Today Egypt is a grumpy neighbor that has as little contact with Israel as possible, and Egyptians-- or anyone else-- could consider it presumptuous of us Israelis to bring out a movie about the reaction of an Egyptian orchestra to being stranded in Israel. Who are we to characterize them? But the movie was obviously made with an abundance of good will and the foreign press has been kind.

The Band's Visit was nominated Israel's candidate for the Foreign Film Oscar, but it had to be withdrawn because not enough of the dialogue was non-English. (Perhaps the most unrealistic aspect of the film, other than a public telephone that inexplicably operates for free, was everybody's fluency in English.)

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