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A slick young Turk kidnapped by extraterrestrials shows his great « humanitarian spirit » by outwitting the evil commander-in-chief of the planet of G.O.R.A.



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Credited cast:
Rasim Öztekin ...
Bob Marley Faruk (as Rasim Oztekin)
Idil Firat ...
Safak Sezer ...
Özge Özberk ...
Princess Ceku
Erdal Tosun ...
Ozan Guven ...
Amir Tocha
Engin Günaydin ...
Magazine Editor
Muhittin Korkmaz ...
Tihulu (as Muhittin Günaydin)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Halil Akçam ...
Melike Balci ...
Cenk Bozbey ...
Cenk Durmazel ...


The film recounts the story of aliens kidnapping the carpet-seller Arif to the planet G.O.R.A. while Arif tries to find a way to get back to his planet, he falls in love with Ceku, the princess. Arif saves the planet from the evil commander-in-chief of G.O.R.A. and hence becomes a hero for the people. In this science-fiction comedy film, Cem Yilmaz played four different characters. Written by BKM

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Release Date:

12 November 2004 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

G.O.R.A. - Comiche spaziali  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Arif's birthdate (December 8, 1968) is actually real birthdate of Can Yilmaz, brother of Cem Yilmaz. See more »


The number that Arif dials in jail on the ship doesn't match to the number that appears on the LCD screen, since there were a change in the main sponsors of the film. Both sponsors were GSM Operators. But at the filming sequence Telsim was the sponsor, however at the post production sequence it was Avea. See more »


Publisher: [explaining that the "UFO" in photo is fake and pointing at the "UFO"] It says Kutahya porcelain on here. Look.
Arif: [looking at photo] Well, I shot this in Kutahya. There's nothing wrong with it.
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References The Fifth Element (1997) See more »


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Turks in space
19 May 2005 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Well, first of all, this movie is a good project. There is no science-fiction film in the history of Turkish cinema, and if you think about the budget, which was about 4 Mio. USD and nevertheless huge for Turkish proportions, George Lucas wasted a budget of 125 Mio USD for Star Wars Episode III, then it is the optimum of what has been created.

The story is no revolution, but no one ever expected that. Cem Yilmaz realised his vision of "Turks in space" and made his work well. His love for details is average.

To understand everything in that film, first you gotta be Turkish, since a big part of the humor is based on the street language that Cem Yilmaz is using perfectly. The second thing is, you have to know some US Science-Fiction movies like Star Wars, Matrix or Star Trek. Only the combination of these two requirements makes the movie really funny.

G.O.R.A is unusual to the Turkish public, so this is why some people didn't like it I think. I consider this work as new era of special fx in Turkish movies.

In the end, it is a solid Turkish space movie.

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