A mother's search for her missing son highlights this dramatic tale of loss from director Tayfun Pirselimoglu. An older woman who works at an Istanbul train station, Sukran (Zuhal Olcay), shares a close relationship with her son, Veysel, who works in a workshop on the edge of the city. Her husband having been politically active in the past, Sukran's protective nature is driven by the fact that she tried to keep Veysel politically neutral during his upbringing. When Veysel disappears one day, Sukran is thrown into a panic and turns the streets inside out in a desperate bid to find her missing son. With no arrest record and only a photograph of an unidentifiable body (which Veysel's girlfriend insists is his), Sukran refuses to give up hope that her son is alive. Soon given a lead by kindly train station barber Ahmet, Sukran heads for Mardin after hearing that a man with the same name as her son was arrested and subsequently escaped during transport.