The Bra (working title)

in production

Train driver gets himself involved into unconventional Cinderella story Azerbaijan style where crystal slipper steps aside for the polka dot bra.


Train driver Nurlan is heading through the suburbs of Baku for the last time before retirement. On its way round the crowded neighborhoods of the city his train snags a white bra with blue polka dots off a washing line. With lots of free time and no work to fill his lonely days, the man has a brilliant idea – to find the owner of this perky piece of underwear. He rents a small room in Baku and begins his quest. With remarkable focus and commitment to his goal, Nurlan tries to convince each woman he meets to try on the bra. This unconventional Cinderella story is destined to reach a happy end at all costs, even if Nurlan has to endure slaps round the face or masquerade as a doctor conducting breast examinations in the process.

The tragicomic story of THE BRA is told without dialogue through pictures alone by acclaimed German director Veit Helmer, known for festival hits such as Tuvalu (1999), Baikonur (2011) and Absurdistan (2008), which together have received more than 180 awards.

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Director: Veit Helmer
Genre: Dramedy
Country of production: Germany
Year of production: 2018
Length: approx. 90 min.

Colour: colour
Original language: No dialogue
Producers: Veit Helmer
Production company: Veit Helmer – Filmproduktion


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