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Created Dec 16, 2010 02:23AM PST • Updated Dec 16, 2010 02:23AM PST

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1st The Band's Visit
2007 Great 84 Points
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a black comedy about a troupe of Egyptian martial musicians, the Alexandria Police Force Band, making a cultural exchange visit to Israel. A mispronunciation takes them to a flyspeck desert town with no amenities, where they are stuck overnight. The encounter with the locals introduce one kind of drama and irony; tensions within the troupe between the tired bureaucratic pride of the leader and the other musicians add a counter-harmony. Provincials all, they reach credibly across the many fissures separating the two sides, delivering a touching and realistic one-night melodrama. Compares fa…

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Added Dec 16, 2010 02:23AM PST • Updated Dec 16, 2010 02:23AM PST

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