In a Copenhagen hotel, disparate lives intersect through accident or fate: A stewardess desperate for intimacy. An immigrant obsessed with revenge. A hotel manager lost in despair. A wife ... See full summary »
World famous singer-songwriter Thomas Jacob is based in Los Angeles. He is a very successful man who has burned a lot of bridges. He lives and breathes music and very little else. When ... See full summary »
Pernille Fischer Christensen
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
Sanja the Bandit after a particularly vicious shootout, stumbles into the musician Oleg at the local banya. Following a retelling of a semi-mythological story, the pair decide to make a pilgrimage to a "bell-tower of happiness".
32 year old Charlotte (Trine Dyrholm) could have it all, but she doesn't want it. After moving out of her boyfriend's apartment, she becomes the upstairs neighbor of Veronica (David Dencik), who is in the process of transitioning from male to female. Written by
Veronica's first customer is played by Christian Tafdrup, who played a male prostitute himself in his movie-debut Pretty Boy (1993). He asks Veronica to call him "lille soldat" (danish for "little soldier") which is also the title of Little Soldier (2008), another danish move dealing with prostitution and starring Trine Dyrholm. See more »
This film is a very beautiful and slow film. There is nothing Hollywood about it. It is very danish and the characters are very real. It is the first danish film to take up this transsexual theme. It is really about love that has no gender. I would not say it is about lesbian love even though the two main characters (the transsexual veronika and Charlotte) are attracted to each other. It is a story about love and life.
The story pretty much takes place in the two apartments. There is almost no background music, which makes it seem more real and intense. The two actors playing the main characters are great. They really make them seem real. They are not archetypes, but real people you could meet in the street. I think it is the first time I have seen a transsexual portrayed this well. Very well done.
42 of 50 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?