Bikur Ha-Tizmoret (2007)

The Band's Visit is a beautiful contrast of Arab and Jewish culture, urban and rural life.

Tewfiq is the leader of the Alexandria Police Orchestra a 10 piece band on a trip to Israel from Egypt. Some miscommunication about place names guides the band to a remote Israeli town where they must spend the night before catching the next bus. A diner owner named Dina offers them hospitality and the cultures relax together.

When the culture is set aside, we see the humanity bleed through the uniforms and the prejudices and the common struggles and desires are exposed. When we finally hear the band play at the end however, we can see that culture is beautiful too.

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