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The Danish Girl
- Eddie Redmayne

Overview - After standing in as a female model for a painting by his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander), Danish artist Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) becomes enamored with his feminine identity and begins living as a woman named Lili Elbe. Although their marriage becomes strained, Gerda stands by Lili as she explores her true self and eventually undergoes one of the world's first gender-reassignment surgeries in the 1930s.  Read more...

 
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Overview

After standing in as a female model for a painting by his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander), Danish artist Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) becomes enamored with his feminine identity and begins living as a woman named Lili Elbe. Although their marriage becomes strained, Gerda stands by Lili as she explores her true self and eventually undergoes one of the world's first gender-reassignment surgeries in the 1930s. This touching biopic was adapted from David Ebershoff's book of the same name, and helmed by director Tom Hooper (THE KING'S SPEECH).

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  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 120
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 025192324598
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: May 2016

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas
Movies > Biography

Related Keywords:
Gay/Lesbian
Art/Artists
Artists
Gender Bending
Self-Esteem
Biographical

 
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Reviews:
"Hooper's style is decorous and decorative, using Danny Cohen's luminous cinematography to create picture-postcard versions of both Copenhagen, where the story begins, and Paris, where the couple ended up moving." - 11/25/2015 Los Angeles Times


"[I]mpeccably made -- well-cast and strongly acted, flawlessly appointed and gorgeously shot..." - 11/27/2015 RogerEbert.com


"[T]he film is exquisitely made, capturing its time and place with a jeweler’s eye." -- Grade: B - 11/23/2015 Entertainment Weekly


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "What Hooper has crafted is a work of probing intelligence and passionate heart." - 11/25/2015 Rolling Stone


"Exquisite and restrained....This is a lovely movie, with a sweeping score by Alexandre Desplat, endless exterior beauty shots, and myriad scenes set in sophisticated parties..." - 12/10/2015 Chicago Sun-Times


"With his lush settings, yieldingly gentle tones and exquisite sense of visual design, director Tom Hooper has developed something of a house style." - 12/10/2015 Washington Post


4 stars out of 5 -- " It’s a beautifully mounted, restrained picture but no less moving for it." - 01/04/2015 Empire

 
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