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Lone Scherfig

Italian For Beginners

112' - 2000 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: Danish, Italian, English
Director: Lone Scherfig With: Anders W. Berthelsen, Anette Støvelbæk, Eleonora Jørgensen, Lars Kaalund, Peter Gantzler, Sara Infrio Jensen
A young substitute minister, Andreas, who has recently lost his wife, arrives in a small grey suburb of Copenhagen. He finds himself being talked into taking part in an evening class in Italian by the affable receptionist at his hotel. There he encounters a group a lonely hearts: Olympia, a charming pastry shop assistant, who suffers of her father’s verbal attacks; Karen, a shy hairdresser with a mother ravaged by alcohol; Hal-Finn, a good-looking waiter; Giulia, who works in the kitchen of a restaurant and Jørgen Mortensen, whom she has fallen in love with. He becomes the centre of a story of love among losers, where each of the lonely characters finds a happy solution to an unhappy situation.

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Credits

Director

Lone Scherfig

With

Anders W. Berthelsen, Anette Støvelbæk, Eleonora Jørgensen, Lars Kaalund, Peter Gantzler, Sara Infrio Jensen

Scenario

Lone Scherfig

Director of Photography

Jorgen Johansson

Editor

Gerd Tjur

Producer

Ib Tardini

More information

Dialogue

Danish, Italian, English

Countries of production

Denmark

Year

2000

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