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Title Bikur ha-Tizmoret [videorecording] = The band's visit / July August Productions ; Bleiberg Entertainment ; Sophie Dulac Productions ; produced by Ehud Bleiberg, Koby Gal-Raday, Guy Jacoel, Eilon Rachkowsky, Yossi Uzrad ; written by Eran Kolirin ; directed by Eran Kolirin.

Imprint Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library DVD    He BIK    DUE 03-29-23
Description 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Credits Director of photography, Shai Goldman ; editor, Arik Leibovitch ; music, Habib Shadah ; costume designer, Doron Ashkenazi ; production designer, Eitan Levi.
Cast Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour.
Summary The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrives in Israel from Egypt for a cultural event. Once there, they find the expected delegation is not there to meet them. Arrangements to get to their destination of Petah Tiqva have not been taken care of either. They find their own ride and arrive instead at the remote town of Beit Hatikva. Stuck there until the next morning's bus, the band, lead 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 the 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.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief strong language.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language Closed-captioned.
Hebrew, Arabic and English dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Awards Awards of the Israeli Film Academy, 2007: Award of the Israeli Film Academy - Best Actor (Sasson Gabai) ; Best Actress (Ronit Elkabetz) ; Best Costumes (Doron Ashkenazi) ; Best Director (Eran Kolirin) ; Best Film ; Best Music (Habib Shadah) ; Best Screenplay (Eran Kolirin) ; Best Supporting Actor (Saleh Bakri)
Cannes Film Festival, 2007: Un Certain Regard - Jury Coup de Coeur (Eran Kolirin)
Subject Bands (Music) -- Egypt -- Alexandria -- Drama.
Jewish-Arab relations -- Drama.
Villages -- Israel -- Drama.
City and town life -- Israel -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films
Motion pictures, Isreali.
Comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Bleiberg, Ehud.
Gal-Raday, Koby.
Jacoel, Guy.
Rachkowsky, Eilon.
Uzrad, Yossi, 1949-
Kolirin, Eran, 1973-
Gabay, Sasson.
Elkabetz, Ronit.
Bakri, Saleh.
Natour, Khalifa.
Shadah, Habib.
Ashkenazi, Doron.
July August Productions.
Bleiberg Entertainment (Firm)
Sophie Dulac Productions.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Band's visit
ISBN 1424898293
Standard No. 043396238732
Music No. 23873 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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