In Nowhere Land


Time Out says

A commemoration of Turkey's 'disappeared', and the lost souls they leave behind. Mrs Sükran doesn't know what's become of her son Veysel, who may have followed the footsteps of his father, a political activist abducted by the police. Veysel's girlfriend has identified a bruised body in the morgue - but hope springs eternal, and when Mrs Sükran hears that Veysel has escaped to Mardin, near the Syrian border, she leaves her job and boards the cross-country night train. The film maintains an agreeable simplicity in terms of rhythms and images, empathising with a protagonist in evident denial, without feeling the need to inflate the dramatic stakes to provide false answers. The English subtitling is occasionally clumsy, but this is a sympathetic and modestly effective work.


Release details

94 mins

Cast and crew

Tayfun Pirselimoglu
Tayfun Pirselimoglu
Zühal Olcay
Parkan Özturan
Devin Özgür Çinar
Michael Mendl
Ruhi Sari
Meral Okay
Cezmi Baskin
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