Get Showtimes

In 2 theaters near Ashburn VA US [change]

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.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
Reviews
Popularity
32 ( 7)
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Joy I (2015)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

Director: David O. Russell
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper
Carol (2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman.

Director: Todd Haynes
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson
Room I (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

After five-year-old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery.

Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Stars: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers
Brooklyn (2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Director: John Crowley
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson
Spotlight I (2015)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Director: Tom McCarthy
Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams
The Big Short (2015)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.

Director: Adam McKay
Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling
Trumbo (2015)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Director: Jay Roach
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren
Steve Jobs (2015)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.

Director: Danny Boyle
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen
45 Years (2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receive shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives.

Director: Andrew Haigh
Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James
The Revenant (2015)
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter
Biography | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda
Suffragette (2015)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.

Director: Sarah Gavron
Stars: Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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 Gusde

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Have the courage to love. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | | |

Language:

| |

Release Date:

22 January 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica danesa  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$10,613,785 (USA) (5 February 2016)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Eddie Redmayne and director Tom Hooper previously worked together in Elizabeth I (2005) and Les Misérables (2012). See more »

Goofs

During the last scene, where Gerda is standing by Vejle Fjord, there are clearly mountains in the background/foreground. There are no mountains in Denmark. See more »

Quotes

Hans Axgil: How are you Lili ?
Einar Wegener: Entirely myself.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Huffpost Live: Matthias Schoenaerts LIVE (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Roses of Picardy
by Frederick Edward Weatherly (as Frederick E. Weatherly) and Haydn Wood (as Haynd Wood)
Performed by Marie-Christine Desplat (as Marie-Christine "Kiki" Desplat), Sylvette Claudet, Shona Taylor, Nathalie Renault, Claude Jeantet
Arranged by Marie-Christine Desplat (as Marie-Christine "Kiki" Desplat)
Courtesy of Certains L'Aiment Chaud
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Worthy In Award Season But Rather Sullen And Instantly Forgettable
28 December 2015 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

You can understand the timing of this film's release . Get it in to the cinemas before a certain date and it qualifies for Oscars . On top of that being a recent release it'll be fresh when peoples minds when they cast their votes . With a weighty topic involving a true life story , good performances and other technical merits you can see what the producers of TDG are hoping for but to be honest it's a rather cold uninvolving film that doesn't really seem to exist except as Oscar bait

You'll probably know the premise before going to see the film and if not then both the posters and trailers will fill you in as to the basic story . Eddie Redmayne plays Einer Wegener and Alicia Vikander plays his wife Gerda . Something is not quite right with Einer and it's not just his constant infectious smile . When Henrik played by Ben Wishaw turns up the central idea of the movie is ripe for some cruel black comedy

Ah now I know what's wrong with TDG - it sinks under its own self importance . From the limited amount of Danish films I've seen there seems to be a competition as to make the most depressing film possible where audiences crawl lemming like to the cinema and transform in to grief whores . Tom Hooper realising the story is rather uncinematic uses some arty shots and the performances are fine and probably touches on the point that in a sexual relationship people have an irrational desire to be martyrs for one another but like Hooper's THE KINGS SPEECH the material would be perfectly suited to a television screen or even the theatre but lacks the scope to be true cinema . It also lacks the charm that THE KINGS SPEECH had and that's got to be judged a fundamental failure


20 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This is what it's come to? ruebelsk3
I don't get it. davenja
Males don't seem to like "The Danish Girl" frogambassador
Why was the wife being such a martyr? sensiblescribbles
Something Odd. . . UNREALISTIC. (this is why men hate it) DelarkArms
Honest question to Transgender people Robert_Hartley
Discuss The Danish Girl (2015) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?