Italian for Beginners

Italian for Beginners (2000)

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  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2000-12-07
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 111 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 58min
  • Language: Dansk
  • Production Company: Zentropa Entertainments
  • Production Country: Denmark, Sweden
  • Director:
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Several lonely hearts in a semi-provincial suburb of a town in Denmark use a beginner's course in Italian as the platform to meet the romance of their lives. The film, which unspools the connections and family drama shared between the students, complies with several aesthetic principles of Dogme 95 movement.

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  • Italian for Beginners Photos

    Production Karen Bentzon Line Producer
    Editing Gerd Tjur Editor
    Production Ib Tardini Producer
    Camera Jørgen Johansson Director of Photography
    Production Peter Aalbæk Jensen Executive Producer
    Directing Lone Scherfig Director
    Sound Rune Palving Original Music Composer
    Writing Maeve Binchy Novel
    Writing Lone Scherfig Screenplay
    Production Gert Duve Skovlund Executive Producer
    Production Marianne Moritzen Executive Producer
    Production Vinca Wiedemann Executive Producer
    Production Lars von Trier Associate Producer
    Production William Knuttel Unit Production Manager
    Directing Niels Reiermann Assistant Director