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

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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Also Known As:

G.O.R.A. - Comiche spaziali  »

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Trivia

In the interview on the double-DVD special edition of the film, Cem Yilmaz explains that the title of the film is not an abbreviation but that he was inspired from the name of a kind of popular Turkish sandwich made with meatballs (and hence the reference to the "gorali" (with gora) sandwich ordered by the unbelieving UFO magazine editor at the end of the film). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Arif: [on the alien planet, Gora, along with other humans] Everybody speaks Turkish, I don't understand who is a Turk and who's not.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Aiwea Eez Ean
Mezdeke Misir Danslari
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Hilarious!
14 January 2005 | by (Istanbul, Turkey) – See all my reviews

This movie takes one of the best abilities of us, the Turkish folk: To be able to make fun of things (especially in difficult situations), and puts it on the screen. Although most of the jokes are local, I'd love to see how a foreigner would react to the movie. The Turkish reaction is obvious: Many, many laughs.

It is hard to comment on a comedy movie's plot, but I can say that G.O.R.A.'s is at least as "meaningful", or as good as The Matrix' or Star Trek's.

And special effects deserve a single word: "Stunning!" Until now, Turkish sci-fi movies had been known for their special effects, or more specifically, their lack thereof. However, G.O.R.A. seems to have made the turning point in the Turkish movie industry. Watch it to see "what we (as in 'the Turkish folk') can do", if not for the hours of fun you are bound to have.


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