The Band's Visit
Once — not long ago — a small Egyptian police band arrived in Israel. Not many remember this... It wasn't that important.
Should we pray first?
This highly-decorated movie tells the tale of a small Egyptian Police band, who went to play in a village in Israel. They got lost and ended up in the wrong village in the desert. They next bus out will only arrive tomorrow. With no hotel, a local cafe owner arranges for the eight men to shack up with families in the village. Thus do these enemies, the Egyptians and Israelis, get to know more about each other, up close and personal. In English, Hebrew and Egyptian, with subtitles.
84 minutes, No persons under 13 (Language, Sex)
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit
Where's it showing?
Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||July August Productions, Beliberg Entertainment, Sophie Dulac Productions|
Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report
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|FPB Report (SA)|
|Language||Strong, fairly frequent|
|Sex||Strongly implied, brief, infrequent sex with suggestive sounds|
|Drug abuse||Some alcohol and tobacco use, in context|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|South African Media|
|Cape Argus/The StarDiane de Beer||15|
|Die BurgerJeanne Calitz||15|
|The CitizenDavid Jenkin||16|
|BBC (UK)Paul Adrendt ||10|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert ||20|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson ||15|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli ||15|
|IMDB3012 Netizens ||15|
|Average .. 79%||16|
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