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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.

Director:

Bettina Oberli

Writers:

Bettina Oberli (story), Sabine Pochhammer (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephanie Glaser ... Martha Jost
Annemarie Düringer ... Frieda Eggenschwyler
Heidi Maria Glössner Heidi Maria Glössner ... Lisi Bigler
Monica Gubser Monica Gubser ... Hanni Bieri
Hanspeter Müller Hanspeter Müller ... Walter Jost (as Hanspeter Müller-Drossaart)
Peter Wyssbrod Peter Wyssbrod ... Ernst Bieri
Monika Niggeler Monika Niggeler ... Shirley Bigler
Manfred Liechti ... Fritz Bieri
Matthias Fankhauser ... Herr Brunner
Lilian Naef Lilian Naef ... Vreni Jost
Walter Ruch Walter Ruch ... Herr Loosli
Alice Bruengger Alice Bruengger ... Lotte (as Alice Brüngger)
Andreas Matti ... Fahrlehrer Fankhauser
Ruth Schwegler Ruth Schwegler ... Silvia Bieri
Alex Freihart 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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Comedy

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The first broadcast on Swiss Television had an amazing 1'340'000 viewers with a 58% market share. A new record for a feature film on Swiss TV (by far). See more »

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Exquisite!
17 May 2008 | by mike_caccioppoliSee 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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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

Swiss German | German

Release Date:

29 March 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Las chicas de la lencería See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,214,161
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Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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