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13 September 2007 (Israel) 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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The Band Visit , Original Comedy See more (58 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 .... sound re-recording mixer
Itai Elohev .... sound
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
 
Other crew
Szabolcs Barta .... film grading
Marc Feytout .... press attache: France
Nadav Gopher .... location manager
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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MPAA:
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:
Continuity: When Tewfiq tells Khaled they have a long day tomorrow in Dina's apartment, Tewfiq is shown putting his hand on Khaled's shoulder in the shot from behind Khaled, but in the shot from the front, Tewfiq is seen holding Khaled's upper arm.See more »
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Is "Bikur Ha-Tizmoret" based on a novel?
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33 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
The Band Visit , Original Comedy, 19 October 2007
Author: shmulik-cohen from Israel

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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