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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 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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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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Dolby SR

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Switzerland's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »

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great film
11 January 2008 | by wsegenSee 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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