IN NOWHERE LAND

Şükran, is a lady at her fourties, working in the central train staion in İstanbul. She is fond of his only son Veysel who is working in a small workshop in out skirt of the city. Şükran is always in great tender for his son because she suffered a lot of his husband's political dealings in the past. She brought Veysel up, with great efforts to keep him away any political influences,after the death of his Kurdish husband. She always thinks that Veysel is 'clean'. And one day Veysel disappears...




She tries to find him everywhere. She belives that this is a 'normal' vanishing though some imply reverse, and insists to follow offical means to find him.Nevertheless she can not get any reply. There is no record of his arrestment in the police, and they say nothing about his disappearing. They only show her some dead bodies found anonymously murdered , to identify him. Şükran faints as she sees one of the corpes of which his face has been smashed in unrecognizable way; but she insists to say that is not his son Veysel. But Şule, girlfriend of Veysel, is sure that is Veysel's body. She is really angry at Şule for her insistence. On the contrary,Şükran is sure Veysel is alive; he vanished for just an ordinary reason and turns up some day.

Şükran looks for his son desparetly everywhere. All of her efforts are in vain. One day, she sees Veysel amid the crowd in the station,but can not reach him! As she tells what happened, no body belives her. Ahmet, a barber in the train station, is a tender hearted man and distressed by her trouble. He comes her house one day and says one of his client who is a talkative policeman, told him an interesting story that a young man with a name of Veysel was arrested and then escaped while he was transported, and that happened at the same time of her son's disappearing! As strange as that, he was seen in Mardin, a small town in the south east of Turkey. Şükran is grabed by a great excitement and decides to go Mardin immediately...