Italian for Beginners | 2002

Comedy, Romance
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 ...more

Cast

... Andreas

Actor

... Olympia

Actor

... Jorgen Mortensen

Actor

... Karen

Actor

... Halvfinn

Actor

... Real Estate Dealer

Actor

... Nurse

Actor

... Kirketjener

Actor

... Giulia

Actor

... Reverend Wredmann

Actor

... Klaus Graversen

Actor

... Olympia's Father

Actor

Company

Citizens of Hvidovre

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Hividovre Hotel

Production Company

Mestiere Cinema Produzioni

Production Company

Scandic Hotel

Production Company

Synopsis

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.

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