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.
Original title: Italiensk for begyndere
Release date: Dec 6, 2000
Length: 112 min.
Peter Gantzler as Jørgen Mortensen, Sara Indrio Jensen as Giulia, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen as Karen, Anders W. Berthelsen as Andreas, Anette Støvelbæk as Olympia, Lars Kaalund as Hal-Finn, Karen-Lise Mynster as Real Estate Dealer, Rikke Wölck as Nurse, Bent Mejding as Reverend Wredmann, Elsebeth Steentoft as Woman in ChurchShow full cast & crew