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Beynelmilel (2006)

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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Comedy | Drama | Music

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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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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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Soundtracks

Mezar Arasi
Music and Lyrics: Necdet Koyuturk
Edition: KALAN MUZIK
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A good story from troublesome period of Turkey
22 January 2007 | by ufuk_eltemSee all my reviews

The film is telling a story from Turkey in a difficult time slice and place. The time is 1982 and place is Adiyaman from less developed portion of Turkey. Story is using local musicians who are earning their life from night entertainments or from weddings, as a tool to develop around. Scenario is convincing well and many details such as small things, objects, and clothes are perfectly reflecting that time and that place. This is together with the correct dialogs developed between local people and officers, giving a highly realistic atmosphere to the movie. In spite of some accent errors, cast is successful as well.

The mood of the film has a spectrum from comedy to tragedy like their life itself. The peak comedy scene in cemetery is really better than many comedy movie, and the last scene showing the changed world after years are really tragedy, or black comedy. Old and fat but congenial singers who are derived from other cities to sing in the nightclub are playing the timeless philosophic minds of such situations.

To avoid any spoiler, I will not tell in details but the final public meeting scene and unusual events in the meeting are not realistic. This portion is the only faulty portion of the movie. This is not a masterpiece but a movie not to miss.


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