The Band's Visit Soundtrack (

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Rating: 7.50/10 from 14000 votes
Tags: reference to oum kalthoum
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

La banda nos visita

Title in Italiano:

La banda

Title in Português:

A Visita da Banda

Title in Français:

La visite de la fanfare

Title in Türk:

Bandonun Ziyareti

Title in Deutsch:

Die Band von Nebenan


On an ordinary day, the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrives in Israel from Egypt for a cultural event, only find there is no delegation to meet them, nor any arrangements to get to their destination of Petah Tiqva. When they find their own ride, they arrive instead at the remote town of Beit Hatikva. Stuck there until the next morning's bus, the band, led 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 as 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.

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Richard Rodgers: Performer
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User reviews

Patricia Parker

The music sets the tone for the film, creating a sense of cultural clash and eventual harmony as the characters interact in unexpected ways.

John Walker

Overall, the music in The Band's Visit enriches the viewing experience, adding layers of meaning and emotion to the already compelling story of unexpected encounters and human connection.

Joshua Miller

The soundtrack of The Band's Visit is a testament to the power of music to bridge cultural divides and foster connections between people from different backgrounds.

Robert Rodriguez

The Band's Visit soundtrack perfectly captures the essence of cultural fusion and understanding through its beautiful blend of Egyptian and Israeli music.

Stephanie Green

Each track in the soundtrack conveys a different aspect of the characters' experiences, from longing and loneliness to joy and camaraderie.

Laura Moore

The soundtrack of The Band's Visit lacked energy and excitement, failing to capture the essence of the story and the characters' emotions. I found myself drifting away from the music instead of being immersed in the scenes.

Linda Perez

The musical arrangements in the soundtrack felt repetitive and monotonous, making it difficult to differentiate between different tracks. I was hoping for more variety and depth in the compositions to better reflect the complexity of the characters' experiences.

Steven Baker

The soundtrack of The Band's Visit perfectly captures the essence of the story, blending Egyptian and Israeli musical elements seamlessly.

George Nelson

The instrumental pieces are beautifully composed, adding depth and nuance to the scenes without overshadowing the dialogue or performances.

Michelle Rodriguez

Some of the songs in the soundtrack of The Band's Visit felt out of place and did not contribute to the overall atmosphere of the film. I found myself questioning the musical choices made and feeling disconnected from the emotional journey of the characters as a result.

Stephanie Hill

The music evokes a sense of longing and connection, mirroring the characters' emotional journeys as they navigate unfamiliar territory and forge unexpected bonds.

Daniel Davis

Each track is a masterpiece in itself, creating a rich tapestry of sounds that transports the listener to the remote town of Beit Hatikva and allows them to experience the special night of quiet happenings and confessions alongside the band members.

Sarah Perez

The songs are emotionally evocative, enhancing the poignant moments of connection and understanding between the band members and the residents of Beit Hatikva.

Karen Green

The music enhances the sense of place, transporting the audience to the small town of Beit Hatikva and immersing them in its unique atmosphere.

Anthony Allen

The vocals in certain songs are hauntingly beautiful, conveying the characters' inner struggles and desires with raw emotion.