Italian for Beginners


Time Out says

There's some mileage yet in the Dogme franchise. Shot on some of the same locations as Dancer in the Dark, this immensely likeable movie about six unhappy loners eking out an existence in a dead end town starts in bleak fashion, but once the losers start attending evening classes in Italian, the mood begins to lighten. By the final reel, the film has turned into something approaching a conventional romantic comedy. Scherfig (the first woman to direct a Dogme movie) denies that she was trying to serve up a fairytale ending. 'I just hope people who see the film can see the possibility of turning a not so good fate into a slightly better one,' she says.

By: GM


Release details

112 mins

Cast and crew

Lone Scherfig
Lone Scherfig
Anders W Berthelsen
Ann Eleonora Jørgensen
Anette Støvelbæk
Peter Gantzler
Lars Kaalund
Sara Indrio Jensen
Elsebeth Steentoft
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