Italian for Beginners


Release Date: January 18, 2002
Running Time: 100 mins.
MPAA Rating: R
Box Office: $4,447,186.00
Genre: Comedy, Foreign, Romance, Romantic Comedy


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 rud...

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