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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 01/2018

Train driver Nurlan is heading to Baku for the last time before retirement. On its way around the neighborhoods of the city, his train snags a blue bra off a washing line. To escape from his lonely existence, Nurlan embarks on the most adventurous journey of his life: to find the owner of this perky piece of underwear. He rents a small room in Baku and begins his quest. 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.
Genre Tragicomedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2018
Director Veit Helmer
Screenplay Veit Helmer, Leone Geisinger
Cinematography Felix Leiberg
Cast Miki Manojlovic, Paz Vega, Chulpan Khamatova, Denis Lavant, Maia Morgenstern
Producer Veit Helmer
Production Company Veit Helmer-Filmproduktion/Berlin
Runtime 90 min
 no dialogue
Festivals Tokyo 2018, Black Nights Tallinn 2018, Goa 2018, Italian-Azerbaijani IFF 2019, Bengaluru 2019, Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival San José & Redwood City 2019, Beijing 2019, Bif&st Bari 2019, Shanghai 2019, Transilvania IFF 2019, Durban 2019, European FF Palic 2019, Helsinki 2019, Sao Paulo 2019
Awards Best International Film Italian-Azerbaijani IFF 2019, Best Comedy Cinequest 2019
With backing from BKM, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
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