The International (2006 film)

The International

Theatrical poster
Directed by Sırrı Süreyya Önder
Muharrem Gülmez
Produced by Necati Akpınar
Written by Sırrı Süreyya Önder
Starring Cezmi Baskın
Özgü Namal
Umut Kurt
Bahri Beyat
Meral Okay
Nazmi Kirik
Music by Sırrı Süreyya Önder
Aytekin Ataş
Cinematography Gökhan Atılmış
Distributed by Kenda
Release dates
  • 29 December 2006 (2006-12-29)
Running time
105 minutes
Country Turkey
Language Turkish

The International (Turkish: Beynelmilel) is a 2006 Turkish comedy-drama film, directed by Muharrem Gülmez and Sırrı Süreyya Önder, about a group of local musicians preparing to play at a large military parade in a small town near Adana, Turkey. The film, which went on general release across Turkey on December 29, 2006, won awards at film festivals in Adana, Ankara, Istanbul and Thessalonika. It was also entered into the 29th Moscow International Film Festival.[1]


In 1982 a small town near Adana prepares to host a large military parade. A group of local musicians are to perform at the event. Gülendam, the daughter of Abuzer, one of the musicians is getting ready for university. Her boyfriend Haydar who is a left wing activist and his friends hatch plot to replace the track to be played with The Internationale.



The film won the following awards: [2]


  1. "29th Moscow International Film Festival (2007)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
  2. " Awards for Beynelmilel". Retrieved 2010-07-03.
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