Retired Senior Citizens Playfully Recreate Movie Scenes

James Bond: Wilhelm Buiting, 89

Retired senior citizens at a nursing home in Germany have creatively banded together and taken on the role of their lives as they recreate twelve famous movie scenes for a calendar. Classic films like Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Seven Year Itch are revitalized by the young-at-heart seniors of the Contilia Retirement Group in Essen, Germany, proving that age is just a number.

The group serving as models in the whimsical project, ranging from 76 to 98 years old, playfully dress up as movie stars from their famed roles with the help of a professional photographer from Gladbeck, some stylists, and props, clothes, and accessories supplied by a costume shop. All of the nursing home residents involved in the project were given the opportunity to feel like glamorous Hollywood stars on a shoot and in the end, they managed to produce a calendar that has captured hearts worldwide.

There were reportedly 5,000 calendars printed and distributed throughout the nursing home for residents, employees, and family members. There are no plans, as of yet, to reprint them for wider distribution.

Alfred Kelbch, 81; Erna Rtt, 86

The Seven Year Itch
Ingeborg Giolbass, 84; Erich Endlein, 88

Breakfast at Tiffany
Marianne Brunsbach, 86

Mary Poppins
Erna Schenk, 78

Erwin J. von der Heiden, 80

Blues Brothers
Lothar Wischnewski 76; Margarete Schmidt, 77

Easy Rider
Walter Loeser, 98; Kurt Neuhaus, 90

Joanna Trachenberg, 81; Horst Krischat, 78

Dirty Dancing
Johann Liedtke, 92; Marianne Pape, 79

Saturday Night Fever
Irmgard Alt, 79; Siegfried Gallasch, 87

Martha Bajohr, 77

via [reddit, Spiegel]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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