Directed by Samad Zarmandili
Corinth Films
95 Minutes
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A timely and relevant story of revolt against greed and apathy for the working class, Beate shows how different walks of life can come together and unite against a common enemy. After receiving notification via group text message that they are being laid off, the hardworking female employees of the Veronica garment factory decide to “borrow” some of the factory’s equipment to produce their own line of lingerie. Lead by factory forewoman Armida, the group is determined to overcome the odds and make their business a success, despite their lack of resources. Armida enlists the help of nuns from a nearby convent in the crosshairs of a greedy developer who wants to turn it into a resort, devising a plan for both the nuns and factory workers to work together to save the convent and grow the new lingerie business. However, the team soon comes under attack from the owner of Veronica, the developer, and the convent’s Mother Superior, from whom the whole operation had to be kept secret.


  • Donatella Finocchiaro
  • Paolo Pierobon
  • Maria Roveran
DVD Features

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "A fluffy shaggy dog story with appealing leads, an engaging story, and a fun, predictable ending."
    Neely Swanson, Easy Reader
  • Highest Rating
    "It's charming in the vein of The Full Monty."
    Tim Cogshell, FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)

Awards & Recognition

Official Selection
Bari Int'l. FIlm Festival