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GER21 The Bra

15+ 90 MIN
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Synopsis

An unconventional Cinderella story where the crystal slipper steps aside for a blue bra, The Bra is a refreshing comedy set in scenic Azerbaijan, from acclaimed German director Veit Helmer.

A freight train is rolling across the vast grasslands along the Caucasian mountains. Train driver Nurlan (Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic) is heading to Baku for the last time before retirement. On its way through the densely populated neighbourhoods of the city, his train accidentally snags a blue bra off a washing line. Driven by his loneliness, Nurlan decides to embark on the most adventurous journey of his life: to find the owner of this perky piece of underwear.

He leaves his village, rents a room in Baku and with great dedication starts knocking on the doors along the train track. While the women he encounters have their own reasons for letting him into their private worlds, his ‘project’ does not remain unnoticed by their husbands.

Told without dialogue but full of poetry, The Bra delivers a delightful tragicomic fairytale about love.

Awards

WINNER: Script Prize, Best Actor, Special Mention – Feature Film, Avanca Film Festival 2019.

WINNER: Best Feature – Comedy, Cinequest San Jose Film Festival 2019.

NOMINATED: Best Cinematography, German Film Awards 2019.

NOMINATED: Best Film, Tokyo International Film Festival 2018.

NOMINATED: Best Film, Vukovar Film Festival 2019

Reviews

"Refreshing."

- Chicago Reader


Movie Information

Release date

Tuesday 25th May

Duration

90 min

Rating

15+

Cast

Denis Lavant, Paz Vega, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic

Director

Veit Helmer

Genre

Film Festival

Language

No dialogue

Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace James Street, Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Pentridge Cinema, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Electric, Palace Byron Bay, Astor Theatre, Palace Central Sydney, Kino Cinema, Palace Raine Square



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