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In May 2010 it was revealed that Zentropa Productions officially acknowledged plot similarities to Maeve Binchy's novel "Evening Class". Writer-director Lone Scherfig 'borrowed' part of her plot from the Irish novel without giving any credit to the original author. Binchy was not credited in the original release of the film as Zentropa had determined they were not in breach of copyright, but after Binchy's representatives approached them they paid a non-disclosed compensation and added a credit for her in later releases.
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With its gross of $4,544,753 it is the highest grossing Danish film at the American box office. The record was previously held by Babette's Feast (1987).
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The film complies with several aesthetic principles of Dogme 95, including use of hand-held cameras and natural lighting.
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Dogme 95 co-founder Lars von Trier was critical of Lone Scherfig making a romantic comedy with a resolved ending, but Scherfig insisted that she would make the film according to her own sensibilities.
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Is the highest grossing Danish film ever, especially due to a successful run in the American cinemas.
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Director Lone Scherfig has said that the positive effect of the Dogme 95 rules can be felt instantly in the writing process, specifically in the way you have to use your imagination to make a film work under their limitations.
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The tennis match we see on TV is an archive footage showing Swiss player Martina Hingis vs. Spanish player Conchita Martínez.
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Official submission of Denmark for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 74th Academy Awards in 2002.
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At least one official poster for Italiensk for begyndere (2000) featured false advertising: Despite the claim, that it got an "Academy Award nomination - Best Foreign Language Film", it was never nominated.
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French "Visa d'exploitation" #103168.
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