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The Band’s Visit

April 16, 2008

My husband and I went to see “The Band’s visit”. The film is in three different languages: Hebrew, Arabic and English (with a strong accent). It is supposed to be a comedy but, in spite of having some funny moments, it isn’t really funny. We had heard good reviews about the film and as a result, we were a little disappointed. Both of us expected “more”. Neither the music, nor the photography is anything special.  When the film finished I asked myself: What has happened? because the point is that nothing happens. The plot is about some Egyptian musician who goes to Israel to give a concert but they get the wrong village. We saw the film in V.O. and sometimes I wasn’t able to distinguish when they were speaking in their native languages or in English, because of their strong accent. Nevertheless, it’s not very difficult English. I don’t want to tell you more about the plot or the locations just in case you are going to see the film.

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One comment

  1. Hi Paloma,

    Thank you very much for your review. My boyfriend and I wanted to see the film last week-end but we didn’t finally go, so I think I wont go. We thought it was going to be interesting from a political point of vue but if nothing really happens on the films it is not worth seeing it



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