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Italian for Beginners (2000)  link to Italian for Beginners on IMDb  

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cover Italian for Beginners

IMDb Rating:
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7.1/10 (11450 votes)

Country: Italian, 112 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, Italian, Danish

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy, Romance

Director(s): Lone Scherfig

Cast: Anette Støvelbæk (as Olympia), Peter Gantzler (as Jørgen Mortensen), Jesper Christensen (as Olympia's Father), Anders W. Berthelsen (as Andreas), Ann Eleonora Jørgensen (as Karen)

Medium: Original DVD,

Subtitles: English

Plot Outline: A young minister, a widower, is temporarily assigned to a church whose suspended pastor drove parishioners away; he stays at a hotel where he meets Jørgen, who's alone approaching middle age. Jørgen's friend Finn, a temperamental restaurant manager, may be about to be fired. Finn's assistant is Giulia, a lovely young Italian who prays for a husband. Olympia, a clumsy bakery clerk, has an ornery father; Karen, a hairdresser, has a mother who is very ill. The paths of these six characters cross at church, in the restaurant, at the hotel, and at an Italian class at the local adult school. Loneliness, grief, solace, romance, and love may meet 'nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita.'

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 4:3

Apr 26, 2017