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THE BAND'S VISIT

by Eran Kolirin

synopsis

Once, not long ago, a small Egyptian Police band arrived in Israel. They came to play at an initiation ceremony but, due to bureaucracy, bad luck, or for whatever reason, they were left stranded at the airport. They tried to manage on their own, only to find themselves in a desolate, almost forgotten, small Israeli town, somewhere in the heart of the desert. A lost band in a lost town. Not many people remember this. It wasn’t that important.

international title: The Band's Visit
original title: Bikur Hatizmoret
country: France, Israel
sales agent: Sophie Dulac Distribution
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Eran Kolirin
release date: GR 04/10/2007, GB 09/11/2007, FR 19/12/2007, SE 25/12/2007, NL 21/02/2008, IT 14/03/2008, FI 21/03/2008, ES 11/04/2008, BE 23/04/2008, DK 27/06/2008, IE 27/06/2008, PL 21/11/2008, HU 06/05/2010
cast: Ronit Elkabetz, Sasson Gabai, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour, Rubi Moscovich
cinematography by: Shai Goldman
film editing: Arik Lahav Leibovitz
art director: Eitan Levi
costumes designer: Doron Ashkenazi
music: Habib Shehadeh Hanna
producer: Eilon Ratzkovsky, Ehud Bleiberg, Yossi Uzrad, Koby Gal-raday, Guy Jacoel, Sophie Dulac, Michel Zana
production: Sophie Dulac Productions
distributor: Sophie Dulac Distribution, Paradiso Filmed Entertainment Belgique, Manga Films, Magyarhangya