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A Soap (2006)

En soap (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 7 April 2006 (Denmark)
A tragicomedy focused on the relationship between the owner of a beauty clinic and a transgender woman.

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Cast

Cast overview:
... Charlotte
... Veronica
Frank Thiel ... Kristian
Elsebeth Steentoft ... Veronicas mor
... Kunde 1
Pauli Ryberg ... Kunde 2
... Mand 1
... Mand 2
Fine ... Miss Daisy
Christian Mosbæk ... Fortæller (voice)
Laura Kamis Wrang ... Soap skuespiller (voice)
Joan Bentsen ... Soap skuespiller (voice)
... Soap skuespiller (voice)
Tom Hale ... Soap skuespiller (voice)
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32 year old Charlotte (Trine Dyrholm) could have it all, but she doesn't want it. After moving out of her boyfriend's apartment, she becomes the upstairs neighbor of Veronica (David Dencik), who is in the process of transitioning from male to female. Written by trivwhiz

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Sometimes life is stranger than a 'SOAP'

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Comedy | Drama

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7 April 2006 (Denmark)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,445, 5 November 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,018, 7 January 2007
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Veronica's first customer is played by Christian Tafdrup, who played a male prostitute himself in his movie-debut Smukke dreng (1993). He asks Veronica to call him "lille soldat" (danish for "little soldier") which is also the title of Lille soldat (2008), another danish move dealing with prostitution and starring Trine Dyrholm. See more »

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References Lady and the Tramp (1955) See more »

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You Burn Me
Written by Julie Michelsen
Performed by Julie Michelsen and Anders Birk
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A beautiful film
13 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

This film is a very beautiful and slow film. There is nothing Hollywood about it. It is very danish and the characters are very real. It is the first danish film to take up this transsexual theme. It is really about love that has no gender. I would not say it is about lesbian love even though the two main characters (the transsexual veronika and Charlotte) are attracted to each other. It is a story about love and life.

The story pretty much takes place in the two apartments. There is almost no background music, which makes it seem more real and intense. The two actors playing the main characters are great. They really make them seem real. They are not archetypes, but real people you could meet in the street. I think it is the first time I have seen a transsexual portrayed this well. Very well done.


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