23rd Festival Films

The Bra (Vom Lokführer, der die Liebe suchte)

© Veit Helmer-Filmproduktion
© Veit Helmer-Filmproduktion


Sun. March 10, 2019 8:30 p.m.
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
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Mon. March 11, 2019 9:45 p.m.
Shattuck Cinemas, Berkeley
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San Francisco Premiere
Director Veit Helmer in Person

90 min. Germany, Azerbaijan (2018) DCP.
No dialogue

Director: Veit Helmer
Starring: Miki Manojlovic, Paz Vega, Chulpan Khamatova, Denis Lavant, Maia Morgenstern
Screenwriters: Veit Helmer, Leone Geisinger
Cinematography: Felix Leiberg
World Sales: Pluto Film



Official Selection of the Tokyo, Black Night Tallins, and Goa film festivals.

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.