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Italian for Beginners

Lone Scherfig, Denmark, 2000

112 min.DK/Feature

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.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Italiensk for begyndere
Danish title Italiensk for begyndere
Other titles Dogme #12, Italian for Beginners
Director Lone Scherfig
Screenplay Lone Scherfig
Producer Ib Tardini
Director of Photography Jørgen Johansson
Editor Gerd Tjur
Appearances Anders W. Berthelsen, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Anette Støvelbæk, Peter Gantzler
Production country Denmark, Sweden
Production companies Zentropa Entertainments
Domestic distribution Sandrew Metronome
International sales TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 3072 meter, 35 mm, 1,37:1 Academy, color, Dolby
Danish theatrical release 08.12.2000
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Palladium, Lyngby, Scala, Gladsaxe Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kastrup Bio, Albertslund Bio, CinemaxX samt 50 biografer i provinsen.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies Zentropa Entertainments
Domestic distribution Sandrew Metronome

Direction

Direction Lone Scherfig
Assistant director Niels Reiermann
Casting: extras Nicola Minghetti

Script

Script Lone Scherfig
Script supervisor Charlotte Lange Poulsen

Production

Producer Ib Tardini
Executive producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Executive producer Gert Duve Skovlund
Executive producer Vinca Wiedemann
Line producer Karen Bentzon
Associate producer Lars von Trier
Production manager William Knuttel
Location manager Enrico Ballarin
Location manager William Knuttel
Post-producton coordinator Anne Katrine Andersen
Post-production assistant Helle Tang
Producer's assistant Troels Asmussen
Production assistant Marco Cadò
Production assistant Sarita Christensen
Production assistant Silvia Donati
Production assistant Marco Zanon
Consultant Jasper Veissman
Consultant Niels Reiermann
Production coordinator Ingrid Kofoed

Cinematography

Cinematography Jørgen Johansson
Camera assistant Michael Tøt
First assistant camera Thomas Holm Christensen

Stills

Stills Lars Høgsted

Editing

Editing Gerd Tjur

Production design

Consultant Jette Lehmann

Wardrobe

Consultant Malin Birch-Jensen

Sound

Sound editor Rune Palving
Supervising sound editor Dan Edelstein
Boom operator Mikkel Groos
Sound assistant Kasper Munck-Hansen
Dolby consultant Graham Edmondson

Appearance

Andreas, nyuddannet præst Anders W. Berthelsen
Karen, frisør Ann Eleonora Jørgensen
Olympia, bagerjomfru Anette Støvelbæk
Jørgen Mortensen Peter Gantzler
Hal-Finn Lars Kaalund
Giulia, servitrice Sara Indrio Jensen
Kirketjener Elsebeth Steentoft
Sygeplejerske Rikke Wölck
Kirsten, bankfunktionær Karen-Lise Mynster
Pastor Wredmann Bent Mejding
Karens mor Lene Tiemroth
Olympias far Jesper Christensen
Klaus Graversen Claus Gerving
Marcello Carlo Barsotti
Ulrik, aftenskolelærer Martin Brygmann
Sportsmand og kirkesanger Alex Nyborg Madsen
Sportsmand og kirkesanger Steen Svare
Dame i frisørsalon Susanne Oldenburg

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Golden Spike 2001 Valladolid International Film Festival 2001
Public's Prize, 2nd place 2001 Valladolid International Film Festival 2001
Best Male Actor 2001 Valladolid International Film Festival 2001
Audience Vote, 20th Place 2001 Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2001
Best Film 2001 Hamptons Film Festival 2001
Audience Award 2001 Warsaw International Film Festival 2001
Ecumenical Prize 2001 Berlinale 2001
FIPRESCI Award 2001 Berlinale 2001
Silver Bear 2001 Berlinale 2001

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Göteborg International Film Festival 2017-01-27
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 2015-07-25
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2013-05-27
Göteborg International Film Festival 2012-01-27
Reykjavik Film Festival 2011-09-22
Les Arcs European Film Festival 2010-12-11
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2008-11-07
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2007-09-20
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2003-11-10
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2002-04-13
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2002-01-01
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2001-12-01
Busan International Film Festival 2001-11-09
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2001-11-01
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2001-11-01
Valladolid International Film Festival 2001-10-25
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2001-10-19
Hamptons Film Festival 2001-10-17
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2001-10-08
Warsaw International Film Festival 2001-10-04
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2001-09-27
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2001-08-27
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 2001-07-31
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2001-06-21
Berlinale 2001-02-07
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