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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
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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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29 March 2007 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

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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great film
11 January 2008 | by (san francisco, usa) – See all my reviews

please, please, just release it in the USA with sub-titles. i saw it in Germany when it opened, and while i couldn't understand the dialogue very well, it was enough to enjoy the film.......immensely.And there is so much intonation and color in the language it adds to the feeling and the artistic quality. This film is so good it should not get a Hollywood remake for a long time , if ever.

too bad the swiss and deutschers don't offer English subs for their homegrown produce. but in the long run that's their problem. at this point it has my vote for the best foreign film Oscar.

I would put this in the category of small films that really pack a punch. harold and maude, la strada, delicatessen, and a couple of the bill forsyth films come to mind. The picture of swiss small time life is priceless and , from my own several visits there, seems to be on the money.


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