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The Bra
Original title:
The Bra
Slovenian title:
Modrček
Section:
AVANTPREMIERES
Country, year:
Azerbaijan, Germany, 2018
Length:
90
Directed by:
Veit Helmer
Screenplay:
Veit Helmer, Leonie Geisinger
Cinematography:
Felix Leiberg
Music:
Cyril Morin
Subtitles:
/
Language:
no dialogues
Voting code:
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Cast:
Miki Manojlović (Nurlan), Paz Vega (Daria), Chulpan Khamatova (Nesrin), Denis Lavant (Kamal), Maia Morgenstern (Fidan)
Awards:
Tokyo 2018, Baku 2019 (Best International Film), Cinequest 2019 (Best Comedy), Tallinn 2018, Beijing 2018, Pula 2018

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Description:
A modern re-telling of the story about Cinderella, a lyrical comedy about an engine driver searching for the owner of a mysterious bra. Without dialogue and starring Miki Manojlović in the leading role.
Train driver Nurlan is heading to Baku for the last time before retirement. On its way through the city his train snags a blue bra off a washing line. To escape his lonely existence, Nurlan embarks on the most adventurous journey of his life: to find the owner of this perky piece of underwear. With great dedication, Nurlan knocks at every door 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. The more difficult it gets, however, the more creative and determined Nurlan becomes to convince every woman to try on the bra.

"Telling a story without dialogue is the purest form of film art for me. After all, language is what separates us from other people and countries." (Veit Helmer)