Whispers of Dead Zone

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Whispers of Dead Zone
Original film poster
Directed by Fırat Çağrı Beyaz
Produced by Recep Süleyman Önüt, Metin Gönen
Written by Metin Gönen, Fırat Çağrı Beyaz
Starring Mete Pere, Leman Özdogan , and Sevcan Çerkez
Music by Konstantinos Kittou
Cinematography Ahmet Gençünal
Edited by Fırat Çağrı Beyaz, Taner Sarf
ParadoksFilm, Kans Film
Release date
  • April 12, 2012 (2012-04-12) (Istanbul Film Festival)
Running time
86 minutes
Country Turkey
Language Turkish
Budget Turkish lira symbol 8x10px.png400,000[1]

Whispers of Dead Zone (Turkmen: Ölü Bölgeden Fısıltılar) is a 2012 drama in Turkish-French co-production,[1] directed by Fırat Çağrı Beyaz.[2][3] The film premiered at the Istanbul International Film Festival.[4]


Mete (Mete Pere) is a successful young television director from Northern Cyprus that has settled down in Istanbul, yet doesn't quite feel like he belongs there. He returns to his homeland of Cyprus with the intent to make a documentary. While on the island, Mete feels the division between the Greek and Turkish cultures that exist within him, especially while visiting the graves of his ex-girlfriend, mother, and old friends. He also slowly begins to build a relationship with Rüyam (Leman Özdogan ), a beautiful woman that he meets on the island while taking photographs. Their meeting forces him to choose between leaving the island and his homeland or looking beyond his problems with where he belongs and the disintegration of his being.[5]


  • Mete Pere as Mete
  • Leman Özdogan as Rüyam
  • Sevcan Çerkez as Nurdan
  • Toprak Altay
  • Cenk Gürcağ
  • Haluk Ramon Serhun
  • Sahir Cacci
  • Başak Ekenoğlu
  • Kıvanç Giritli
  • Şerife Akman
  • Emre Yazgın


Beyaz stated that he chose the film's name because he symbolically viewed Cyprus as "a dead country, a dead piece of land". The development of the screenplay took him a year, while partial sponsorship for shooting came from the city of Girne and Karpaz district. After completion the film was backed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, helping its promotion in international festivals.[8]

Filming began in March 2011 in the Kyrenia and Karpaz districts,[9] and was Beyaz's directing debut.[10]

The film has already been sold for television broadcast and online streaming.[8]


Ölü Bölgeden Fısıltılar has been picked as an official selection at the following film festivals:


  1. ^ a b "Kıbrıslı yönetmen Çağrı Beyaz'ın yeni filminin çekimleri mart ayında başlayacak". Cyprus Gazette. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  2. ^ ""Ölü Bölgeden Fısıltılar" 2012 International Istanbul Film Festivali'nin yarışma bölümüne seçildi". Kibris Postasi. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kıbrıs'ta çekilecek bir filmde başrolü oynayacak". Kibris Gazetesi. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  4. ^ ""Ölü Bölgeden Fısıltılar" Altın Artemis yolunda." Retrieved 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ Haber "Kıbrıs sorunu beyaz perdede!" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Director". Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Writers". Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "'ÖLÜ BÖLGEDEN FISILTILAR'". Yeniduzen. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Kıbrıs sorununu farklı bir bakış açısıyla tartışan Ölü Bölgeden Fısıltılar adlı filmin çekimleri 25 Mart'ta başlıyor". Hürriyet. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  10. ^ "Kıbrıs Sorunu Beyaz Perdede". Haberler. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "International Istanbul Film Festival: ÖLÜ BÖLGEDEN FISILTILAR". Retrieved 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  12. ^ "Izmir International Film Festival Film Selection". Retrieved 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  13. ^ "'7. Sinemardin Mardin International Film Festival'". Retrieved 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  14. ^ "'1. Amed International Film Festival'". Retrieved 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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