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Magic Carpet Ride (2005)

Organize Isler (original title)
A struggling, suicidal young comedian meets a car thief who is willing to teach him a few things about his profession.


Yilmaz Erdogan


Yilmaz Erdogan
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Credited cast:
Yilmaz Erdogan ... Asim Noyan
Tolga Çevik ... Superman Samet
Cem Yilmaz ... Müslüm Duralmaz
Özgü Namal ... Umut Ocak
Demet Akbag ... Nuran Ocak
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timur Acar ... Tabutçu
Ebru Akel ... Nilüfer
Cem Aksakal ... Cem
Caner Alkaya Caner Alkaya ... Arif
Sarp Apak ... Kemal
Derya Artemel Derya Artemel ... Kemal's Girlfriend (Kemal'in Sevgilisi)
Ayberk Atilla Ayberk Atilla ... Köylü
Mücahit Avci Mücahit Avci ... Kasim
Iclal Aydin Iclal Aydin ... Hilal
Erdem Bas Erdem Bas ... Hayri


A struggling, suicidal young comedian meets a car thief who is willing to teach him a few things about his profession.

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Release Date:

23 December 2005 (Turkey) See more »

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Magic Carpet Ride See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey See more »


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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The flashback scene in which the Cezmi Baskin character and companions rob the people who help them carry the coffin is actually a real event, says writer-director Erdogan in an interview. See more »


Followed by Money Trap (2019) See more »


Written and performed by Ozan Çolakoglu (Ozan Çolakoglu)
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Excellent Turkish comedy, not just for Turks
7 July 2010 | by solriSee all my reviews

One problem with Turkish comedy is that it tends to be very specific to Turkey: if you aren't Turkish (or living in Turkey), you won't understand a sit-com like Türk Malı or Avrupa Yakası, and you'll even miss a lot of the jokes in a SF comedy like G.O.R.A. Organize İşler (confusingly untranslated as "Magic Carpet Ride" after one of the songs in the soundtrack) is unusual in that it manages to be very Turkish in feel, but universal in its humour.

The film shows us the lives of two families: a middle-class intellectual couple and their daughter on the one side, and the "family" of organized crime on the other. In between is a failed stand-up comedian, "Superman" Samet, whose attempt to hang himself (dressed in his Superman costume) at the beginning of the film is interrupted by our criminal anti-hero Asim, who is escaping a jealous husband. The plot continues in a similarly absurd vein, and critics have complained about the story's disregard for logic, but then this is a comedy; nobody complains that Monty Python and the Holy Grail has an absurd plot. The important thing is that the characters are well drawn, from the irritatingly logical physics professor Nuran to the lovable but unprincipled and incompetent Asim, and the dialogue is hilarious, with a lot of the humour surviving translation. The film also gives a great picture of the contrasts of İstanbul (even though the scenes of the "çingene" neighborhood where the gang live seem to be from İzmir).

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