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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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Safak Sezer ...
Kuna
Özge Özberk ...
Princess Ceku
Erdal Tosun ...
Rendroy
Ozan Guven ...
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Amir Tocha
Engin Günaydin ...
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Muhittin Korkmaz ...
Tihulu (as Muhittin Günaydin)
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Cenk Durmazel ...
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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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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 »

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Quotes

Arif: Would you mind if I turned on on the music?
Old Villager: What kind of music? I don't listen to foreign music! How can I be sure that ain't swearing at my mother!
Arif: How old is your mother?
Old Villager: She is still alive, 93 by now.
Arif: Don't worry, old timer, this band is new. They cannot know your mom!
Band singing: Motherfucker, oh yeah! Motherfucker!
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hilarious...
3 December 2004 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

What are your expectations when you go to see a film? The most noticeable characteristic of Turkish people is that they are able to subtly critise their own culture through comedy and this is what the film has done superbly. When I read general reviews of this film, including the ones on this site, I can't help but see how Cem Yilmaz has quite cleverly and creatively worked a variety of cultural characteristics into a fictional theme. I believe that viewers who have reviewed the film in a light of this have done it justice... and come on, if there are so many 'Arif's out there, how can we still question whether or not there are extra- terrestrial life forms out there too! :-)

This is a highly successful and thoroughly hilarious film. When I walked out of the cinema, it didn't even cross my mind to analyze the film in the way I usually would.. I mean why should I? I really don't believe the writer or director even thought of doing this themselves. it's not 'persona' or anything. I experienced two hours of solid laughter. I mean what else would I have wished for? (When I think back though, the only down side was I didn't buy enough pop corn...:-))

Personally, I didn't feel the need to overstress the superb quality of the visual effects either. Yes they were surprisingly fantastic, very 'Hollywood', but this didn't add or take away from the film in any way. Put it this way, if a song is beautifully written then it will sound great even if you were to just serenade it. But if the song is crap/ badly written, then even the London Philharmonic Orchestra can't do much with it believe me!

In short, this film must not be missed! Leave all your expectations at home and don't watch it with any intention of reviewing it... just sit back & enjoy.


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