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Kaj is an alcoholic living on the money the Danish state is providing him. Him and his friends spend their time drinking beer at a public bench. One day Kaj's life turns upside down when a young lady and her child moves in next to him.
Marius Sonne Janischefska,
Stine Holm Joensen
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 Smukke dreng (1993). He asks Veronica to call him "lille soldat" (danish for "little soldier") which is also the title of Lille soldat (2008), another danish move dealing with prostitution and starring Trine Dyrholm. See more »
A strange relationship between a middle-aged woman and a transsexual
who gonna be a woman soon. Charlotte and Venorica, both trapped by
their inanimate lives and don't know how to get out of them. Charlotte
is an owner of a beauty clinic, she has broken up with her aggressive
ex-husband, moved into an apartment alone with all the furniture packed
except her big bed. Veronica lives downstairs with her poor dog, She's
sensitive and desperately bothered by her mother's visiting and the bad
relationship with her dad. Her only hope is that the upcoming
transsexual operation will turn her into a real woman and then
everything will be fine. All she can do now is waiting for an approval
Then these two individuals meet by chance and gradually they are all
involved into other's lives, there are some sparkles between them, but
no one is brave enough to face the truth because they are not willing
to accept the change as most people do. Eventually the ending is quite
satisfying and leaves some imagination for us to think about it.
The director's great work gives me an great impression, she handles the
development of characters very well, the emotional atmosphere is quite
full and intense. Also I am so obsessed with the gloomy lights all over
the apartment, Delphic but full of desire.
Two main characters are played by Trine Dyrholm and David Dencik, they
are amazing in their roles, a very impressive performance and the
chemical reaction between them is genuine and convincing.
This Swedish indie film is about encountering and change, no matter
you're homosexual or heterosexual, male or female, the oddness of life
exists everywhere, whenever you fall across it, you'll be hesitate and
bewildered, but at least don't be afraid, follow your heart and choose
the right way.
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