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The Band (1978)

Ha-Lahaka (original title)
Comedic musical, about an army singing group.

Director:

Avi Nesher
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gidi Gov ... Giora Datner
Liron Nirgad ... Miki
Sassi Keshet ... Danny
Doval'e Glickman ... Motti
Meir Suissa ... Bazooka
Smadar Brener ... Yaffa 'Yafchu'
Dafna Armoni ... Noa
Gali Atari ... Mali
Chelli Goldenberg ... Orly
Gilat Ankori ... Sari
Menahem Einy ... Benny Ratzon
Eli Gorenstein ... Antenna
Uzi Essner Uzi Essner ... Moni
Kobi Recht Kobi Recht ... Licht
Tuvia Tzafir ... Aviv
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Storyline

Clash between new and old military band members threatens the band's stability. The movie, set in the Israeli 1969 War of Attrition, tells the story of a prestigious military band, and the tensions and ego crises new band members cause when joining the band. Will the band survive?

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Only a handful can make it. Only a handful can take it. It's a world you've never seen before.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

1978 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Sing Your Heart Out See more »

Filming Locations:

Israel

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Avi Nesher: at the Independence Day party, playing himself. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sabri Maranan: The volcan neighbor (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Karnaval Ba-Nachal
Lyrics by Lea Naor
Music by Yair Rosenblum
Performed by Ha-Lahaka
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Timeless
17 January 2007 | by drchazanSee all my reviews

This is one of the best Israeli films ever made. While it may never have had any international fame, it is still loved in Israel and never seems to grow old. The songs are almost all beautiful and truly well produced. Also, the story of an entertainment troupe and the "behind the scenes" of their dynamics is something that's relevant to anyone in the entertainment business (or any business, for that matter) who has to work with a team that doesn't have a static group of members. Mind you, not all of the acting is totally spot on, but that only detracts a tiny bit from the movie. If you ever get a chance to see this movie, don't miss it!


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