The Band's Visit - Bikur Ha-Tizmoret (2007)

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We are All Just Ordinary People[edit]

This story is about eight men who arrive in Israel from Egypt and end up taking the wrong bus due to a language barrier. This bus drops them in an Israeli town, leaving the men lost with no way of returning. However, the men manage to find friendship with the locals and rise above previous cultural challenges. The movie depicts Arabs and Israelis as ordinary people, with similarly ordinary lives. It signifies an overcoming of cultural barriers and thus prompts a questioning of previous conflicts between these two groups.