A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish 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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Copenhagen, 1926. 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 one of the first 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
The paintings in the film were done by the film's production designer Eve Stewart and by British artist Susannah Brough. The film's paintings weren't exact replicas of Gerda Wegener's work, they had to be to adapted because they didn't look like Eddie Redmayne. The original portrait of ballerina Ulla Poulsen, was also altered to resemble Amber Heard's face. See more »
When Lili meets Henrik for the first time at the dance, Henrik invites Lili to leave. When they are standing at the top of the stairs, Henrik reaches out and takes Lili's Right Hand to escort her down the stairs. When the shot cuts and returns and they begin to descend, Henrik is holding Lili's Left Hand. See more »
Don't you wish you could paint like that? Oh, I'm sorry? I said, don't you wish you could paint like your husband? Really. You must be so proud of him. So elegant.
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In 1926, in Copenhagen, the successful landscape painter Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) is happily married with the portrait painter Gerda (Alicia Vikander) and they have been trying to have a baby for six years. When the model Ulla (Amber Heard) does not come to their apartment, Gerda asks Einar to pose as a woman for her to proceed her work and Einar uses the alias Lili Elbe. There is a party and Gerda convinces Einar to pose of Lili to play a prank in the guests. However, Einar leaves his identity behind and unleashes the personality of Lili. He lives in a constant dilemma until the day he meets Dr. Kurt Warnekros (Sebastian Koch) that offers a dangerous surgery to change his sex. What will Einar do?
"The Danish Girl" is a film with the story of a woman trapped in a man 's body and one of the first surgeries to change the sex. The theme may be attractive for a few people, but the cinematography is magnificent and the performances are top-notch. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): "A Garota Dinamarquesa" ("The Danish Girl")
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