Italian for Beginners (2000)

Director
Lone Scherfig

Main cast
Peter Gantzler; Sara Indrio Jensen; Ann Eleonora Jørgensen; Anders W. Berthelsen; Anette Støvelbæk

Genres
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Description
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.


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