The Godspeed cast features Engin Akyürek, Tolga Saritas and Belfu Benian. This info article contains minor spoilers for Mehmet Ada Öztekin’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Godspeed follows a traumatized Army captain who escapes from a hospital. Salih begins a road trip and hopes to disrupt a wedding. The character study explores the protagonist’s grief as he speaks with a military colleague throughout the film. Here’s every main performer and character in Godspeed.
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Godspeed Cast: Engin Akyürek as Salih
Character Profile: A Turkish Army captain who steps on a mine and loses part of his leg. Salih leaves a hospital and drives a vehicle that his mother and sister died in years prior. Salih loses touch with reality while thinking about the past.
Akyürek’s Resume: Cevat in Destiny (2006), Kerim Ilgaz in Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne? (2010-12), Ömer Demir in Black Money Love (2014-15), Daghan Soysür in Ölene Kadar (2017), Sancar Efeoglu in The Ambassador’s Daughter (2019-21)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘A Perfect Pairing’
Godspeed Cast: Tolga Saritas as Kerim
Character Profile: A Turkish Army lieutenant. In the past, he worked as a tourism guide. Kerim speaks to Salih throughout the film and offers advice.
Saritas’ Resume: Ferdi in 20 Dakika (2013), Ali Mertoglu in Günesin Kizlari (2015-16), Yavuz Karasu in Söz (2017-19), Ali Riza Altay in Ariza (2020-21), Kadir Saruhanli in Baba (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘The Perfect Family’
Godspeed Cast: Belfu Benian as Duygu
Character Profile: Salih’s pregnant wife. She is fiercely loyal to him despite her parents’ objections. Duygu gets worried about Salih when he makes a startling statement during a phone call.
Benian’s Resume: Mercan Dagdeviren in Sen Anlat Karadeniz (2018-19)
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Godspeed Cast: Oyku Naz Altay as Elif
Character Profile: Kerim’s girlfriend. She plans to marry him after military service has been completed. Elif struggles emotionally due to a traumatic life event and conflict with her father.
Altay’s Resume: Merve in Doksanlar (2013-14), Ceylan in Kanatsiz Kuslar (2017-18), Eylül in Bonkis (2021-22), Deniz in Kefaret (2021), Kader — Ahu in Içimdeki Kahraman (2021)
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Godspeed Cast: Gökhan Soylu as Davut
Character Profile: Elif’s father. He wants Kerim to complete military service before getting married. Davut worries about Elif’s mental health.
Soylu’s Resume: Veysel Guler in The Governor (2009), Alp in Leyla and Mecnun (2012), Necdet Aslan in Price of Passion (2017-18), Aslan in Kizim (2018-19), Yavuz Yildirim in Yalniz Kurt (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Along for the Ride’
The Godspeed cast also includes Devrim Ozder Akin (Kanimdaki Barut, Iki Iyi Cocuk), Özlem Çakar Yalçinkaya (The Ambassador’s Daughter, Yargi), Ebru Nil Aydin (Abimm, Behzat Ç.: Bir Ankara Polisiyesi), Hasan Sahinturk (Subat, Alef) and Serhan Onat (Crossroads, Miracle in Cell No. 7).
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