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Late Bloomers (2006)
"Die Herbstzeitlosen" (original title)

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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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Martha Jost
Annemarie Düringer ...
Frieda Eggenschwyler
Heidi Maria Glössner ...
Lisi Bigler
Monica Gubser ...
Hanni Bieri
Hanspeter Müller ...
Walter Jost (as Hanspeter Müller-Drossaart)
Peter Wyssbrod ...
Ernst Bieri
Monika Niggeler ...
Shirley Bigler
Manfred Liechti ...
Fritz Bieri
Matthias Fankhauser ...
Herr Brunner
Lilian Naef ...
Vreni Jost
Walter Ruch ...
Herr Loosli
Alice Bruengger ...
Lotte (as Alice Brüngger)
Andreas Matti ...
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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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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80 year old Martha decides to open a lingerie shop in a small Swiss village
17 July 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Months after the death of her husband Martha decides to die: She puts on her most festive dress and lies down on her bed, the photograph of her beloved on her chest. But alas, she wakes up the next day, in best health, but late for church. She decides to make a change and - encouraged by a friend - makes an old dream come true - her very own shop for lingerie. But Martha lives in a small village AND is the mother of the village priest ...

Originally this wonderful little gem was planned for Swiss television only, thank God some people realized what a shame that would have been and "Die Herbstzeitlosen" was brought to the cinema. The acting is great, and it would be difficult to imagine a better "Martha" than Stefanie Glaser - who by the way is even older than her film character and had never before played the lead in a feature film for the cinema. As far as I know there are talks about a remake for the US - what a surprise - but anyone who has the chance to see the original should take it. This is a film with a very heartwarming, uplifting story with enough humor and true characters to keep it from turning sugary.


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