Italian for Beginners / Italiensk for begyndere / Итальянский для начинающих (2000)
DVD-Rip | Danish, Italian, English; Russian | Subtitle: English (not built in) | 1:47:48 | 720 x 528 | 25 fps | DivX, 1539 kbps | AC3, 192 kb/s | 1.45 GB
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
Won Silver Berlin Bear. Another 19 wins & 21 nominations
Directed by Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig, Italian For Beginners is a light romantic comedy, the story of six lonely singles in their 30's who pair off and travel together to Venice. The film broke box office records for a Danish–language film in Denmark and has been well received across Europe. According to Scherfig, "It's just a film about having no one to have pasta with and having someone to have pasta with."
"Italian for beginners…and love for losers." That's another tagline for the film known as Italiensk for Begyndere in its original language. The movie adheres to the rigorous aesthetic principles of the Dogme '95 Manifesto , which insist on a hand–held camera, natural light, and shooting on location to create "a fresh method of filmmaking and allows the script and improvisations to provide the spontaneity while celebrating the characters and the actor."