Sasson Gabai - Rotten Tomatoes

Sasson Gabai

Highest Rated:   98% The Band's Visit (2007)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Order (2002)
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A Middle Eastern actor whose occasional excursions into Hollywood material relegated him to run-of-the-mill ethnic stereotypes in action pictures (such as the 1988 Rambo III and the 1997 Human Cargo), Sasson Gabai fared far better with offbeat, sensitively handled projects in his native Israel. These included Haim Bouzaglo's war drama Time for Cherries (1991), Shemi Zarhin's gentle, slice-of-life drama Aviva My Love (2006), and -- most memorably -- Eran Kolirin's crossover arthouse comedy The Band's Visit (2007). The latter brought Gabai his first lead; in it, he played the conductor of an Egyptian police band who gets stuck in an Israeli town and winds up in the middle of a most unanticipated cross-cultural romance with a Hebrew woman.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
88% The Kind Words
  • The Father
$0.2M 2016
36% Hunting Elephants
  • Eliyahu
2015
No Score Yet When Pigs Have Wings
  • Jaafar
2011
98% The Band's Visit
  • Tewfiq
$3M 2007
No Score Yet Aviva, My Love (Aviva Ahuvati)
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Shnat Effes (Year Zero)
  • Actor
2004
0% The Order
  • Yuri
2002
No Score Yet Escape: Human Cargo
  • Sulliman
1997
No Score Yet Hello Goodbye
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Tel Aviv Stories
  • Actor
1991
36% Rambo III
  • Mousa
1988
No Score Yet Steal the Sky
  • Kamel Djern
1988

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