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
Although the film is set in Denmark and features Danish characters, nobody in the main cast is Danish and the language is never spoken in the film. The characters speak English with a British accent in all the countries portrayed in the film (Denmark, France and Germany). See more »
When Gerda and Hans meet in the gallery is clearly visible a modern orange alarm. See more »
I love you, because you are the only person who made sense of me. And made me, possible.
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I honestly found this movie very touching and delicate. It is delicate in the way it treats difficult subjects as sexuality and the discovery of one's identity in an hostile period. The fact that it is a true story makes the whole movie even more involving.
I don't think the film is perfect - but the acting, cinematography, the screenplay are absolutely amazing. I especially loved the middle part - where all the characters try to find a way out of the problem and when for the first time they seem to be facing a fracture between them.
I thought it had a great power on people even though it doesn't seem to have had the effect I was expecting (at least during the premiere in Venice).
Eddie Redmayne hasn't had enough of his Oscar and I wish him all the best for 2016!
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