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Late Bloomers (2006)

Die Herbstzeitlosen (original title)
Centers around four older ladies from the Emmental region. When four older women decide to turn the local corner shop into a chic lingerie store, the whole community is thrown into disarray.

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Martha Jost
Annemarie Düringer ...
Frieda Eggenschwyler
Heidi Maria Glössner ...
Lisi Bigler
Monica Gubser ...
Hanni Bieri
Hanspeter Müller ...
Walter Jost (as Hanspeter Müller-Drossaart)
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Ernst Bieri
Monika Niggeler ...
Shirley Bigler
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Fritz Bieri
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Herr Brunner
Lilian Naef ...
Vreni Jost
Walter Ruch ...
Herr Loosli
Alice Bruengger ...
Lotte (as Alice Brüngger)
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Fahrlehrer Fankhauser
Ruth Schwegler ...
Silvia Bieri
Alex Freihart
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Centers around four older ladies from the Emmental region. When four older women decide to turn the local corner shop into a chic lingerie store, the whole community is thrown into disarray.

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Las chicas de la lencería  »

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After its very successful theatrical run (600,000 admissions+) in Switzerland, this made-for-TV movie, sold more than 90,000 units on DVD. See more »

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Exquisite!
17 May 2008 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

Bettina Oberli's endearing and charming film will bring a smile to those who watch it. It's a cheeky tale charmingly told, assisted by that lilting Swiss-German dialect. Trub, a small village in the Emmmental Valley in Switzerland's Berne canton, is the backdrop to the story and the picturesque shots of its meadows and pastureland can only help add to the film's adorability.

Said to be one of the best films ever to come out of Switzerland, it will never achieve Hollywood greatness nor are any of its stars likely sex symbols. Nevertheless, "Die Herbstzeitlosen" is one of the reasons why we are grateful Seattle has such a large and international film festival. Gentle, funny, and the wonderful cinematography and superb acting will only reflect credit on the Alpine nation's film industry. "Die Herbstzeitlosen" is Switzerland's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008).


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