Release dateJanuary 28, 2005 (2005-01-28) Music directorSertab Erener, Jean-Michel Vallet, Claire Michel, Patrick Chartol CastFerhan Şensoy (Presidente Carlos / Kuddusi), Asuman Dabak (Nermin), Zeki Alasya (Peder Alfonzo), Rasim Öztekin (Hose Ricardo), Necmi Yapici (Ercan), Sinan Çetin (Hotel Bonita Cocierge) Similar moviesBlack Cat Run (1998)
When Luck Breaks the Door (Turkish: Şans Kapıyı Kırınca) is a 2005 Turkish comedy film, written and directed by Tayfun Güneyer, featuring Ferhan Şensoy as a man who takes his family on a holiday to a Caribbean island at the centre of a CIA assassination plot. The film, which went on general release across the country on January 28, 2005 (2005-01-28), was shown in competition at the 42nd Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. It was mostly shot on location in Cuba.
When Kuddusi Yurdum misses the final answer on the TV gameshow "Şans Kapıyı Kırınca", his family is given a consolation prize: a vacation to Barboonia, a fictional "banana republic" island country near Cuba. They are welcomed there by the country's dictator President Carlos, in order to stop an assassination plot by the CIA.
Ferhan Şensoy as Kuddusi / Presidente Carlos (Carlos Romário Mustafa Ibrahim Salvador del Puento González Salgado)
Asuman Dabak as Nermin (Kuddusi's wife)
Zeki Alasya as Father Alfonso
İlkay Saran as Lezize (Kuddusi's mother-in-law, Nermin's mother)
Rasim Öztekin as José Ricardo
Necmi Yapıcı as Ercan (Kuddusi's brother-in-law, Nermin's brother)