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Bikur Ha-Tizmoret ()


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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.

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Lieutenant-colonel Tawfiq Zacharya
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Dina
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Haled
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Simon
Rubi Moskovitz ...
Itzik
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Avrum
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Major-general Camal Abdel Azim
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Iris
Shlomi Avraham ...
Papi
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Iman (as Tarak Kopty)
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Yula
Tomer Yosef ...
Ars
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Lea
François Khell ...
Makram
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Fauzi
Eyad Sheety ...
Saleh

Directed by

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Eran Kolirin

Written by

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Eran Kolirin ... ()

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Ehud Bleiberg ... producer
Sophie Dulac ... co-producer
Koby Gal-Raday ... producer
Guy Jacoel ... producer
Eilon Ratzkovsky ... producer
Yossi Uzrad ... producer
Michel Zana ... co-producer

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Habib Shadah

Cinematography by

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Shai Goldman

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Arik Lahav-Leibovich ... (as Arik Leibovitch)

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Ádám Halász ... rushes colorist

Casting By

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Orit Azoulay

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Eitan Levi

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Doron Ashkenazi

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Maya Grastal ... makeup artist

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Tami Kushnir ... production manager

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Michal Koren ... third assistant director
Yochanan Kredo ... first assistant director
Lihi Levin ... third assistant director
Ya'ara Lipkin ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Yosi Dahari ... assistant art director
Or Ozrad ... set dresser
Nikolai Yosifov ... property master

Sound Department

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Israel David ... re-recording mixer
Itai Elohev ... sound
Gilad Leshem ... sound effects editor
Idan Rawet ... foley editor
Gil Segal ... foley artist / foley editor
Alon Shapira ... boom operator
Gil Toren ... sound

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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

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Edan Galit ... key costumer

Location Management

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Nadav Gopher ... location manager

Music Department

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Keren Or Biton ... music mixer / music recording

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Szabolcs Barta ... film grading
Marc Feytout ... press attache: France
Laurette Monconduit ... press attache: France

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Shannon Banal ... thanks
Nicholas Donnermeyer ... thanks (as Nick Donnermeyer)

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Plot Summary

On an ordinary day, the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrives in Israel from Egypt for a cultural event, only find there is no delegation to meet them, nor any arrangements to get to their destination of Petah Tiqva. When they find their own ride, they arrive instead at the remote town of Beit Hatikva. Stuck there until the next morning's bus, the band, led by the repressed Tawfiq Zacharaya, gets help from the worldly lunch owner, Dina, who offers to put them up for the night. As the band settles in as best it can, each of the members attempts to get along with the natives in their own way. What follows is a special night of quiet happenings and confessions as the band makes its own impact on the town and the town on them. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Taglines Once-not long ago-a small Egyptian police band arrived in Israel. Not many remember this...It wasn't that important. See more »
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Also Known As
  • La visite de la fanfare (France)
  • The Band's Visit (World-wide, English title)
  • Die Band von Nebenan (Germany)
  • La banda nos visita (Spain)
  • Bandonun Ziyareti (Turkey, Turkish title)
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  • 87 min
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Trivia The movie was selected to be Israel's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008), 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 When speaking in Arabic, Tawfiq pronounces some words with the Egyptian Arabic pronunciation, and some words with the Palestinian Arabic pronunciation. Being an Egyptian, he should talk in Egyptian Arabic dialect all the time. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Sharon Amrani: Remember His Name (2010). See more »
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