Italian For Beginners

Italian For Beginners

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Lorne Scherfig's internationally successful romantic comedy Italian for Beginners comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1. Italian and Danish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but this Disney/Buena Vista release should be worthwhile for any genre enthusiast or fan of world cinema.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/2002
UPC: 0786936180961
Original Release: 2001
Rating: R
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 1:37:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original language track in Danish and Italian; English subtitles; Dolby Digital Surround Sound; Aspect ratio 1.55:1

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anders W. Berthelsen Andreas
Peter Gantzler Jørgensen, Mortensen
Lars Kaalund Halvfinn
Karen-Lise Mynster Real Estate Dealer
Jesper Christensen Olympia's Father
Bent Mejding Wredmann, Reverend
Carlo Barsotti Marcello
Martin Brygmann Night School Teacher
Claus Gerving Klaus Graversen
Steen Svare Hansen Sports Man,Church Singer 2
Sara Indrio Jensen Giulia
Ann Elenora Jørgensen Karen
Alex Nyborg Madsen Sports Man/ Church singer 1
Susanne Oldenburg Lady
Elsebeth Steentoft Kirketjener
Anette Støvelbæk Olympia
Lene Tiemroth Karen's Mother
Rikki Wölck Nurse

Technical Credits
Lone Scherfig Director,Screenwriter
Karen Bentzon Production Manager
Malin Birch-Jensen Consultant/advisor
Jorgen Johansson Cinematographer
Jette Lehmann Consultant/advisor
Mikael Olsen Consultant/advisor
Rune Palving Sound Editor
Ib Tardini Producer
Gerd Tjur Editor
Vinca Wiedemann Consultant/advisor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits: "Just a Trim" [9:57]
2. Lectures and Learning [7:23]
3. "Which Way the Wind Blows" [7:40]
4. "If He Goes, I Go" [8:47]
5. Rites and Condolences [9:10]
6. Sisters? [7:42]
7. Falling in Love [8:45]
8. Through the Holidays [9:12]
9. "The Meaning of Loss" [4:08]
10. Trouble Holding On [6:25]
11. Planning a Field Trip [3:52]
12. Finding Love in Italy [9:36]
13. End Credits [1:58]

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Italian For Beginners 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film is a bit drawn out, but the final scenes are well worth the wait.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful, sweet, funny, and charming film. The characters were so close I felt emotionally tied to each of them by the end, and their stories were bittersweet throughout, but definitely came together at the end for a great finale. Loved it, recommend it for anyone who likes romantic movies, or movies about humanity and the way we all feel at one time or another.