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by Lone Scherfig


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 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.

international title: Italian for Beginners
original title: Italiensk for begyndere
country: Denmark
year: 2000
genre: fiction
directed by: Lone Scherfig
film run: 112'
release date: DK 18/12/2000, ES 21/12/2001, FR 19/12/2001, IT 03/05/2002, HU 25/09/2003
screenplay: Lone Scherfig
cast: Anders W. Berthelsen, Anette Støvelbæk, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Lars Kaalund, Peter Gantzler, Sara Indrio Jensen
cinematography by: Jørgen Johansson
film editing: Gerd Tjur
producer: Ib Tardini
production: Zentropa Entertainments, DRTV Danish Broadcasting Corporation
backing: DFI (Danish Film Institute) + New Danish Screen
distributor: Sandrew Metronome, Istituto Luce (IT), Les Films du Losange (FR), Golem Distribucion (ES), Best Hollywood (HU)

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