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A.R.O.G. breaks records in Turkey

Nadir Operli 2008-12-15
The most anticipated movie of the year in Turkey, Cem Yilmaz's A.R.O.G broke the opening weekend box-office record with 816,304 admissions and YLT 7,114,043 (3.500.000 million euros) in box office.

Since the comedy's opening on the eve of the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice, a national holiday in Turkey, the film has continued its ascent. The timing of the opening proved to be a wise decision. A.R.O.G became the fastest growing film in Turkish box-office history. It is just a matter of time before A.R.O.G. breaks the box-office record of Recep Ivedik, another Turkish comedy which cleared 4.3 million admissions during 31 weeks in release.

A.R.O.G is the most expensive movie in Turkish history with an approximate production budget of 7 million euros. The film's budget is reported to be around 8.5 million euros including all the publicity costs. The film, distributed by UIP, is running in Turkey with 406 prints and 685 screens. It is simultaneously released by Maxximum Film in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, England and France with 106 prints.

A.R.O.G.

Directed by Cem Yilmaz & Ali Taner Baltacı

Written by Cem Yilmaz
Producers: Murat Akdilek & Cem Yilmaz

Production Companies: Fida Film (Turkey) & CMYLMZ Fikirsanat (Turkey)

Cinematographer: Soykut Turan

Production Managers: Pelin Kaya & Orhan Erkal

Line Producers: Seyhan Kaya, Birol Akbaba

Visual Efects: Sinefekt

Music: Jingle House

Art Director: Hakan Yarkın

Costum design: Gulumser Gurtunca

Make-up: Adella Selzer

Editing: Erhan Acar

Sound Design: Erkan Altınok

Sound: Levent Intepe

Duration: 128 min.

Distribution (Turkey): United International Pictures (UIP)

Distribution (International): Maxximum Film und Kunst Gmbh

Cast:

Cem Yilmaz (Arif, Kaaya, Logar)

Ozan Guven (Taso)

Ozkan Ugur (Dimi)

Nil Karaibrahimgil (Mimi)

Ozge Ozberk (Ceku)

Zafer Algoz (Karga)

Hasan Kacan (Cuhara)

Muhittin Korkmaz (Bidi, Tihulu)

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