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The Band's Visit

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Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, ...

The Band's Visit

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
87 minutes
performer:
Ronit Elkabetz, Sasson Gabai
director:
Eran Kolirin
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
author:
Eran Kolirin
genre:
Comedy, Drama, Foreign Language

We gave it an A-

Need a break from summer’s blockbuster blare? Look no further than this bittersweet marvel, The Band’s Visit in which eight members of an Egyptian police orchestra become stranded in a remote Israeli town. The men are befriended by Dina (an earthy Elkabetz), who takes in two of them for the night. Strangers briefly reach out to one another, but Israeli screenwriter-director Eran Kolirin dodges easy sentiment and political glibness with melancholy-infused wit. A-