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The International (2006)

Beynelmilel (original title)
It is 80's Turkey, local musicians of Adiyaman are hired by the military and trained to welcome one of the forceful generals of coup regime.

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Sirri Süreyya Önder (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Cezmi Baskin ... Abuzer Yayladali
Özgü Namal ... Gülendam Yayladali
Umut Kurt ... Haydar Arikan
Nazmi Kirik Nazmi Kirik ... Tekin Yayladali
Bahri Beyat ... Mahmut Yayladali
Meral Okay Meral Okay ... Aydeniz Derya (Semra)
Dilber Ay ... Arzum Çilem
Sahin Irmak ... Sahin
Oktay Kaynarca ... Binbasi
Burak Tamdogan Burak Tamdogan ... Samet Ustegmen (First Lieutenant)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ibrahim Bozguney Ibrahim Bozguney ... Villager
Caner Cindoruk Caner Cindoruk
Tuba Erdem Tuba Erdem
Erdal Gülver Erdal Gülver ... Suphi
Tamer Güven Tamer Güven ... Basçavus 1 (Major Sergeant 1)
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Storyline

It is 80's Turkey, local musicians of Adiyaman are hired by the military and trained to welcome one of the forceful generals of coup regime.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

29 December 2006 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Internationale See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,410,542
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ece Temelkuran, who plays the reporter at the end of the film, is actually a columnist in Milliyet Newspaper. See more »

Quotes

Haydar Arikan: Socialism is eating fig when it is fig time. Only that everybody eats fig.
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Plain and Perfect
28 January 2007 | by kalaySee all my reviews

I was not expected an extraordinary movie such as Beynelmilel. Recently, there has undeniably been an increase in Turkish movies. However it is clear that quantity can not bring quality into the scenes. I am grateful for seeing a master from Gulmez and Onder. The budget was small, contrary, story and drama was at the highest. We learn the life of Gevendes' - local musicians- in Adiyaman region. People were looking for a little bit freedom for their way of life. For the moment, it seems strange even listening music was prohibited by law makers. We should appreciate the freedom we have now. It is definitely that the freedom needs enlargement in Turkey. Comparing in the days we live I feel better.

The movie was made so plain and perfect. Directors did not exaggerate the scenes to increase humour. Humour factor was talently implemented into the body of the movie. As Gulendam, Ozgu Namal played very well. She was really beautiful and capable of playing difficult characters. As Abuzer, Cezmi Baskin was fantastic. His play is not comparable to the other Turkish players. He is far behind them. As Semra, Meral Okay capable of adding value to the movie. We can see her power easily. Most of the other players are not famous but they were playing their roles like they are an expert.

In my opinion Beynelmilel should have gone for Oscar instead of Dondurmam Gaymak. Definitely the directors make Beynelmilel in basic film rules and they seem to win success with the help of story, players, scenes, culture.


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