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The Danish Girl (2015)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  27 November 2015 (USA)
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The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tusse Silberg ...
Older Woman
Henry Pettigrew ...
Man at Window
Peter Krag ...
Stage Doorman
Angela Curran ...
Pixie ...
Richard Dixon ...
Dr. Hexler
Paul Bigley ...
Man in Gallery


Copenhagen, early 1920s. Danish artist, Gerda Wegener, painted her own husband, Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), as a lady in her painting. When the painting gained popularity, Einar started to change his appearance into a female appearance and named himself Lili Elbe. With his feminism passion and Gerda's support, Einar - or Elbe attempted first-ever male to female sex reassignment surgery, a decision that turned into a massive change for their marriage, that Gerda realized her own husband is no longer a man or the person she married before. A childhood friend of Einar, art-dealer Hans Axgil (Matthias Schoenaerts), shows up and starts a complex love triangle with the couple. Written by Gusde

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Have the courage to love. See more »


Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality and full nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 November 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica danesa  »

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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$187,318 (USA) (27 November 2015)


$187,318 (USA) (27 November 2015)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Matthias Schoenaerts and Alicia Vikander were set to co-star in Tulip Fever, but Schoenaerts dropped out. They would have also played lovers in that film. See more »


Gerda Wegener: We went for coffee, and after... I kissed him. And it was the strangest thing. It was like kissing myself.
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Referenced in Good Morning America: Episode dated 29 April 2015 (2015) See more »

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An inspiring, fun and emotional journey
14 September 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I cannot say enough to do this film the justice it deserves.

Through a beautifully tangled love story this film opens the eyes and hearts of the audience to the harsh reality a trans-person is born into. A world of misunderstanding,ignorance and flat out discrimination.

The Oscars worthy performances in this film create a passionate and understanding display of humanity at it's finest moments. A lesson every generation can learn from.

There has been a desperate need for a film this enlightening for many generations. It will prove to be a timeless masterpiece I am sure.

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