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A Soap (2006)
"En soap" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  7 April 2006 (Denmark)
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A tragicomedy focused on the relationship between the owner of a beauty clinic and a transsexual.

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Charlotte
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Kristian
Elsebeth Steentoft ...
Veronicas mor
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Kunde 1
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Kunde 2
Jakob Ulrik Lohmann ...
Mand 1 (as Jacob Luhmann)
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Miss Daisy
Christian Mosbæk ...
Fortæller (voice)
Laura Kamis Wrang ...
Soap skuespiller (voice)
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Soap skuespiller (voice)
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Soap skuespiller (voice)
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Soap skuespiller (voice)
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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 trivwhiz

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Sometimes life is stranger than a 'SOAP'

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$1,445 (USA) (3 November 2006)

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$4,018 (USA) (5 January 2007)
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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 »

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En Soap - an interesting film
11 December 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The Soap is an interesting movie and very brilliant at parts. You must watch it for its strong characterisation and the risks the plot about two troubled individuals falling in love takes. You must know the story through various other reviews, so lets speak about what is brilliant about this movie.

Firstly, the two protagonists are so real and such intriguing personalities. The first being a woman who has opted out of a four year relationship and is angry enough to sleep with anyone coming her way. The second being a man who has always wanted to be a woman, whose pain and loneliness is shown with so much sensitivity and brilliance. You hate the former and your heart bleeds for the latter.

The second thing about this movie is the entire concept of loving one for who one is, irrespective of gender. So, would you still love your partner if he/she were to change his/her sex? The movie explores that idea and it is a beautiful one.

But there is one point where the movie fails. I wish the relationship between the protagonists had developed in a better way. That what they feel is love doesn't come across till the end. But watch it, and post your thoughts on it here.......


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