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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.

Director:

Ömer Faruk Sorak

Writers:

Can Yilmaz, Cem Yilmaz (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Cem Yilmaz ... Arif Isik / Komutan Logar / Ersan Kuneri / Kubar
Rasim Öztekin Rasim Öztekin ... Bob Marley Faruk
Özkan Ugur ... Garavel
Idil Firat Idil Firat ... Mulu
Safak Sezer Safak Sezer ... Kuna
Özge Özberk ... Princess Ceku
Erdal Tosun Erdal Tosun ... Rendroy
Ozan Güven ... 216-Robot (as Ozan Guven)
Cezmi Baskin ... Amir Tocha
Engin Günaydin ... Magazine Editor
Muhittin Korkmaz Muhittin Korkmaz ... Tihulu (as Muhittin Günaydin)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Halil Akçam Halil Akçam ... Apprentice
Melike Balci Melike Balci ... Crew
Cenk Bozbey Cenk Bozbey ... Crew
Cenk Durmazel 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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Details

Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish | English

Release Date:

12 November 2004 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

G.O.R.A. - Comiche spaziali See more »

Filming Locations:

Antalya, Turkey

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,200,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 or sausage (and hence the reference to the "gorali" (meaning with gora but also sounds like ''from Gora'' in Turkish) 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: Faruk! Why is the robot crying?
Bob Marley Faruk: I don't know! Maybe he was programmed to cry!
Arif: Shut up, Jackass! Hey, Robot why are you crying?
216-Robot: I've been punished!
Arif: By who?
216-Robot: Commander Logar.
Arif: Commander Logar? Fuck Commander Logar! What is he interfering for! I have to do something but... What should I do?
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Connections

Followed by A.R.O.G (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Al 1 De Burdan Yak
Lyrics by Sagopa Kajmer
Music by Sagopa Kajmer
Performed by Sagopa Kajmer
Produced by Sagopa Kajmer
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good piss take
28 November 2004 | by kikuchio7See all my reviews

Arif is a typical Turkish bloke selling carpets to tourists in Western Turkey. He is also obsessed with creating fake pictures of UFOs. Then he gets abducted by aliens from the GORA planet. After all there is no rule that says aliens can only abduct people from the USA. Nor is there a rule that says that only Americans can make contact with extra-terrestrial life forms. So what happens if aliens abduct a Turkish carpet seller ?

Basically, GORA is a good piss take of the more popular sci-fi movies such as Starwars and Matrix. And that's fine with me, because I believe both Starwars (feel the Farce) and Matrix (I know Kung Fu) are extremely overrated movies. The sense of humour in GORA is Turkish. That is neither a praise nor an insult. It is just Turkish. The subtitles don't help either. For some reason Turkish movie producers hire awful translators who sometimes even mix German with English. Translation between languages that are as different from each other as Turkish and English requires slightly more than a word-by-word correspondence. I hereby offer my services free of charge. Just ask. Had the subtitles been any better the movie could have achieved some international recognition as a comedy movie. Turkish speakers should definitely watch this movie. They'll have a good laugh. Non-Turks should give it a try.


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