Eight Egyptian musicians who comprise the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrive by mistake in a small town in Israel's Negev Desert. Their booking is set for a different city, and with no transportation out of the town or any hotels in which to stay, the band settles at a restaurant owned by Dina (Ronit Elkabetz), who offers them lodging. Overcoming ethnic barriers, the Egyptians find diversion and companionship with the Israelis through a pervading undercurrent of shared melancholy.
Following the film, our own Allan Carter, who has taught film at the college level for many years and serves on the board of the After Hours Film Society at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove, will lead a discussion of the film.
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