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Girl (2018)

R | | Drama | 15 March 2019 (USA)
A promising teenage dancer enrolls at a prestigious ballet school while grappling with her gender dysphoria.


Lukas Dhont


Lukas Dhont (screenplay), Angelo Tijssens (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 32 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Polster ... Lara
Arieh Worthalter Arieh Worthalter ... Mathias
Oliver Bodart Oliver Bodart ... Milo
Tijmen Govaerts ... Lewis
Katelijne Damen Katelijne Damen ... Le docteur Naert - le médecin
Valentijn Dhaenens ... Le docteur Pascal - le psychiatre
Magali Elali Magali Elali ... Christine
Alice de Broqueville Alice de Broqueville ... Lois
Alain Honorez Alain Honorez ... Alain
Chris Thys Chris Thys ... Hannah
Angelo Tijssens ... Hendricks
Marie-Louise Wilderijckx Marie-Louise Wilderijckx ... Marie-Louise
Virginia Hendricksen Virginia Hendricksen ... Alain's Assistant
Daniel Nicodème Daniel Nicodème ... Opa
Els Olaerts Els Olaerts ... Oma


Determined 15-year-old Lara is committed to becoming a professional ballerina. With the support of her father, she throws herself into this quest for the absolute at a new school. Lara's adolescent frustrations and impatience are heightened as she realizes her body does not bend so easily to the strict discipline because she was born a boy. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content, graphic nudity and brief disturbing content | See all certifications »

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The film was selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. See more »

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Featured in The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2019 (2019) See more »


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Good, not Great
22 December 2018 | by jramalhoSee all my reviews

First things first: I really enjoyed the movie. Do I think its great? No. But I actually thought the ongoing ballet metaphor (and all the discipline and equilibrium that is involved in classical training) was powerful in showing the development of an "unbalanced" psyche that is trying desperately to cling on to whatever "normal" it can construct. Although certainly repetitive I thought it was inspired,, rather than boring. I also appreciated the non-preachy nature of most of the film, thus I rated it how I rated it. Having now read some of the reviews, I do understand possible objections to the depiction of the characters transition, and how it is shown. But, as in other instances with many other films for many different reasons, I don't know enough to judge. I will be more aware in the future, so for me both film and reviews were very useful.

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Netherlands | Belgium


French | Flemish | English

Release Date:

15 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium See more »


Box Office


EUR1,500,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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