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100up - Amber Wilkinson - 17260

100up - Amber Wilkinson - 17260

If you've ever wondered what it might be like to notch up a century on the planet, this warm documentary from Heddy Honigmann offers a best case scenario window into the world. She follows a series of centenarians, from different countries, as they go about their business, gently quizzing them about their life and attitudes.

Among the most chatty is sex therapist Shirley Zussman. Born in 1915, the New Yorker is three years younger than the equally sociable Viola Smith, who spent her working life as a drummer and now lives in LA. Back in New York, we'll also meet Austrian emigre Mathilde Freund, who recalls seeing Hitler for the first time and has been studying at university for the past 42 years while, in another part of town, former stand-up comic Professor Irwin Corey - born in 1914 - offers his opinions on life, which he describes as "an amazing...

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