Italian for Beginners (2002)

Italian for Beginners
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 40mins.
Genres Comedy, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Steen Svare Hansen Actor Church Singer No 2 1 1000017
Alex Nyborg Madsen Actor Church Singer No 1 1 1000015
Lars Hogsted Photography stills photographer 120835 6000003
Gerd Tjur Editor n/a 172 7000001
TC Christensen Photography "B" photographer 120835 6000002
Jorgen Johansson Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Enrico Ballarin Location Manager (Mestiere Cinema Produzioni/production company/Venice) 193 5000003
Charlotte Lange Poulsen Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000004
Ingrid Kofoed Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000005
Helle Bonnelykke Location Assistant n/a 120947 5000006
Carsten Sosted Assistant Editor edit assistant(post-production) 203 7000002
Malin Birch-Jensen Consultant n/a 120784 12000001
Sarita Christensen Production Assistant n/a 275 25000002
Bo Holm Nielsen Production Assistant runner 275 25000003
William Knuttel Other indspilningsleder 120795 26000001
Mave Binchy Special Thanks n/a 120874 26000002
Anja Philip Assistant (for extras) 120820 25000001
Kasper Munck-Hansen Sound sound assistant 120816 14000002
Jette Lehmann Consultant n/a 120784 12000002
Mikael Olsen Consultant n/a 120784 12000003
Vinca Wiedemann Consultant n/a 120784 12000004
Mikkel Groos Sound "B" sound 120816 14000001
Niels Reiermann Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Lone Scherfig Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Rikke Wolck Actor Nurse 1 1000007
Elsebeth Steentoft Actor Kirketjener 1 1000008
Sara Indrio Jensen Actor Giulia 1 1000009
Bent Mejding Actor Reverend Wredmann 1 1000010
Karen-Lise Mynster Actor Real Estate Dealer 1 1000006
Lars Kaalund Actor Halvfinn 1 1000005
Anette Stovelbaek Actor Olympia 1 1000002
Peter Gantzler Actor Jorgen Mortensen 1 1000003
Ann Eleonora Jorgensen Actor Karen 1 1000004
Claus Gerving Actor Klaus Graversen 1 1000011
Jesper Christensen Actor Olympia's Father 1 1000012
Ib Tardini Producer n/a 3 3000001
DR V/Marianne Mortizen Producer funding 3 3000002
Gert Duve Skovlund Producer funding 3 3000003
Anders Wodskou Berthelsen Actor Andreas 1 1000001
Lone Scherfig Director n/a 2 2000001
Martin Brygmann Actor Night School teacher 1 1000020
Carlo Barsotti Actor Marcello 1 1000013
Lene Tiemroth Actor Karen's Mother 1 1000014
Susanne Oldenburg Actor Lady 1 1000019
Karen Bentzon Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
A relationship comedy about six thirty-somethings whose lives interweave one bleak Copenhagen winter. For these singles--in despair--in their small Danish town, their introductory Italian class is the catalyst that infuses their ordinary lives with passion and makes their dim futures significantly brighter. Andreas is a minister whose wife has recently died, and arrives in town to fill in for the suspended, spiteful pastor. Expecting to stay only for a short while, he is encouraged to take Italian lessons where he meets Olympia. While staying in a local hotel, he befriends the lonely concierge, who has a crush on an Italian waitress from the hotel cafe. She, meanwhile, must deal with her rude and aggressive boss. Two women in the class are both caretakers for their elderly parents, and both are having difficulties with their bad-tempered relatives. Family obligations, miscommunication and shaky self-esteem complicate these relationships.