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The Bra (2018)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 16 October 2020 (USA)
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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 blue underwear. He rents a small room in Baku and begins his quest.

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Veit Helmer
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4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic ... Nurlan
Denis Lavant ... Kamal
Paz Vega ... Daria
Chulpan Khamatova ... Nesrin
Maia Morgenstern ... Fidan
Frankie Wallach ... Tänzerin
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Irmena Chichikova ... Widow
Boryana Manoilova Boryana Manoilova ... Mira
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Storyline

Train driver Nurlan is heading to Baku for the last time before retirement. On its way round 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. Written by Hugo Van Herpe

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Comedy | Drama

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"Shanghai" in Baku, where the film's scenes where trains run dangerously close to population take place, was demolished sometime after the filming. See more »

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Each bra has a second half
21 November 2020 | by seventhriotontheshipSee all my reviews

The winner of the Cinequest San Jose Film Festival is a clear representative of azerbaijani auteur cinema. And although the film took the award in the nomination of comedy films, it is quite serious, with a pretense to be on a par with the works of Jim Jarmusch and Emir Kusturica. Filmed in a very special way Hawk V-Plus Anamorphic lens for a 1970s feel, which is very original in terms of technical specification. By the way, it is not cheap enough, as the lenses of this brand reach 140,000 euros. For comparison, the lenses on the camera that the Avengers: Endgame (2019) and the Joker (2019) were filming in price range from $22,000 to $45,000.

Another curious feature of the film is its versatility due to the lack of words. This is a smart move, because the picture can be viewed in any country in the world, but I think that even in the post-Soviet space, such a bright representative of the art-house will remain underestimated, not to mention Europe and the United States. One thing can be asserted with certainty, just a little bit and before us there would be another masterpiece with a capital M, just a little bit more...


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Country:

Germany | Azerbaijan

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Release Date:

16 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Baku, Azerbaijan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,472, 18 October 2020

Gross USA:

$7,657

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,649
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Dolby (5.1)

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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