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Ladies in Lavender
Ladies in Lavender
PG-13     1hr 44min


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Studio: Sony
Format: DVD
Run Time: 1hr 44min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Russ B. (Happyfeet) from BENSALEM, PA
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Was very morbid
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Movie Reviews

Hear Joshua Bell
bernie | Arlington, Texas | 10/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Two elderly ladies (Judi Dench, Maggie Smith) of good standing in the community and of some means find that a storm has washed up a well dressed young man (Daniel Brühl.) They take him in to revive and mend him. During the time he is there he stirs up memories for one lady and loosens unknown passion in the other lady.

It is a short story of his recovery and how he and the community discover each other. Many overlapping themes come into play as a war has just finished and another is brewing. The young stranger says he is Polish and speaks fluent German. It is his talent that will eventually determine his fait.

This is one of those stories that requires watching and rewatching to pick up all the nuances. It will also leave a warm feeling after the wrap-up.
The person actually playing the violin behind the actor is Joshua Bell who also played the violin for Violon rouge, Le (1998). He tours once in a while so if you are lucky you may get a chance to hear him in person.

Daniel Brühl never played the Violin and had to learn to mime in less than a month.

David Warner plays the local doctor Dr. Mead. He also played a doctor in "Time After Time" (1979).

The DVD has a Featurette: Ladies in Lavender that explains the adaptation form the story to the film.

Charles Dance Writer/director found the story by William J. Locke about two spinsters living in Cornwall. They were in their forties; he changed that to the 70's as the age in the story is negligible.

He also purposely left many questions unanswered because in a fairy tale you just have to have faith.