Written and Directed By :

Dervis Zaim


Mustafa Ugurlu (Ali) • Yelda Reynaud (Ayşe) • Taner Birsel (Temel) • Bulent Emin Yarar (Halil)

Tomris Incer (Oya) • Arslan Kacar (Mafia member) • Umit Cirak (Mahir) • Nadi Guler (Sergeant)

Serhan Ernak (Soldier) • Erdinc Olgacli (Commander) • Muhammed Cangoren (Mafia)

Yuksel Arici (Mafia) • Atilla Ulas (Mafia)

Guest Actors; Engin Alkan (Doctor) • Murat Garipagaoglu (The man which carries statue)


Marco Muller • Dervis Zaim

Co-producer :

Panicos Chrysanthou • Samir

Executive Producer :

Sadik Deveci • Lucy Wood

Director of Photography :

Feza Caldiran

Editing :

Francesca Calvelli

Music :

Michael Galasso • Koulis Theodorou

Location Sound :

Nuh Mete

Sound Design :

Emmanuella Di Giunta

Sound Mixing :

Roberto Cappannelli

Art Direction :

Adnan Ongun

Assistant Director :

Arslan Kacar

About Cyprus Issue:

For 40 years, Cyprus has been torn apart. The Cyprus issue is not an isolated episode in Turkish-Greek relations. It is an integral part of the history between the two nations over the past millennium, to which both sides have brought past grievances. Cyprus lies 250 miles from the nearest Greek island (Rhodes) and 40 miles off the coast of Turkey. The island has two peoples: around 200.000 Turkish Cypriots (mainly Moslems) and 700.000 Greek Cypriots (mostly Greek Orthodox Christians). Turks have inhabited the island since the 16th century. In 1960, the independent ‘Republic of Cyprus’ was architected by the Greek, Turkish and British governments. In theory, the Republic was an ideal creation, allowing the two ethnic groups to co-exist in legalized harmony. In practice, the chosen traumas and glories of both sides dominated. By 1963, Cyprus was an inter-community battleground. In 1974, the Greek military government staged a coup d’état against the Greek Cypriot leadership, so realizing enosis (the political union of Cyprus and Greece).
Turkey quickly landed troops on the island to protect Turkish Cypriots. The island was divided into northern (Turkish, 37%) and southern (Greek, 59%) sections separated by a UN buffer zone (4%).Some 160,000 Greeks and 65,000 Turks became refugees. In 1983, the Cypriot Turks established the ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’, a state recognized by Turkey alone. At the civilian level, a core support group has been initiating peace projects in Cyprus and abroad since the late 1980s. Elsewhere, negotiations continue between the two sides and leading international organizations (EU, UN) to turn the cease-fire into a workable solution. In April 2003, the EU accepted Greek Cyprus, as the whole island, for full membership. Within a week, the Turkish- speaking north opened up the border in Nicosia, allowing civilians free passage either way for the first time in years. The development is undoubtedly positive, but does not imply a definitive solution on the island.