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Italian for Beginners

Director
Lone Scherfig
Country
 Denmark Sweden
Actors
Peter Gantzler, Sara Indrio Jensen, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Anders W. Berthelsen, Anette Støvelbæk, Lars Kaalund, Karen-Lise Mynster, Rikke Wölck, Bent Mejding, Elsebeth Steentoft, Lene Tiemroth, Claus Gerving, Jesper Christensen, Carlo Barsotti, Alex Nyborg Madsen, Steen Svare, Susanne Oldenburg, Martin Brygmann
Overview
This fifth Danish Dogme film is about six vulnerable individuals whose lives are interwoven. In a city suburb, a young minister arrives to take up duties at a local church. He is persuaded by his assistant to join an Italian night school class, and he soon becomes the centre of a group of people to whom fate has dealt quite serious blows. Gradually each one in the group manages to overcome his/her predicament and find a happy solution. This Dogma production was shown at the Berlinale in 2001 where it surprisingly won a silver medal.
Release Date
7 December 2000
Original Title
Italiensk for begyndere
Genres
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime
1 h 52 min
Languages
Danish
Production
Zentropa Entertainments
Producer
Ib Tardini
Author
Lone Scherfig
Writer
Director of Photography
Jørgen Johansson
Original Music Composer
Rune Palving

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.

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