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Eran Kolirin
Israel, France, USA - 2007, 90'



Once, not long ago, a small Egyptian Police band arrived in Israel. They came to play at an initiation ceremony but,due to bureaucracy, bad luck, or for whatever reason, they were left stranded at the airport. They tried to manage on their own, only to find themselves in a desolate, almost forgotten, small Israeli town, somewhere in the heart of the desert.

Awards
1. Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Actress, Best Costumes and Best Music - Israeli Film Academy, 2007
2. Award of the Youth, FIPRESCI Prize - Cannes IFF 2007
3. European Discovery of the Year, European Film Award for Best Actor - European Film Awards, 2007

The film has won 38 awards and was nominated for 9 more.