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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.


Ömer Faruk Sorak


Can Yilmaz, Cem Yilmaz (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Cem Yilmaz ... Arif Isik / Komutan Logar / Ersan Kuneri / Kubar
Özge Özberk ... Princess Ceku
Ozan Güven ... 216-Robot
Safak Sezer ... Kuna
Rasim Öztekin Rasim Öztekin ... Bob Marley Faruk
Idil Firat Idil Firat ... Mulu
Erdal Tosun Erdal Tosun ... Rendroy
Cezmi Baskin ... Amir Tocha
Muhittin Korkmaz Muhittin Korkmaz ... Tihulu
Özkan Ugur ... Garavel
Engin Günaydin ... Magazine Editor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sercan Akyüz Sercan Akyüz ... Sezgin
Cihan Akçakarakus Cihan Akçakarakus ... Prisoner
Halil Akçam Halil Akçam ... Apprentice
Bora Atalay Bora Atalay ... Police


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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Arif is Cem Yilmaz's father's name and the character himself is influenced by his father, Ceku is his maternal grandmother's nickname, Mulu is his mother's aunt's nickname, Enverina is his mother's uncle's nickname, Tocha is his mother's neighbour's nickname, Garavel is what his grandfather used to call him and Anarsa is the name of the neighborhood where his mother is from. 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 »


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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Referenced in Yahsi Bati - The Ottoman Cowboys (2009) See more »


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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14 January 2005 | by aib42See 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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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


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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