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A Soap (2006)

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A tragicomedy focused on the relationship between the owner of a beauty clinic and a transgender woman.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Trine Dyrholm ... Charlotte
David Dencik ... Veronica
Frank Thiel Frank Thiel ... Kristian
Elsebeth Steentoft Elsebeth Steentoft ... Veronicas mor
Christian Tafdrup ... Kunde 1
Pauli Ryberg Pauli Ryberg ... Kunde 2
Jacob Lohmann ... Mand 1
Claes Bang ... Mand 2
Fine Fine ... Miss Daisy
Christian Mosbæk Christian Mosbæk ... Fortæller (voice)
Laura Kamis Wrang Laura Kamis Wrang ... Soap skuespiller (voice)
Joan Bentsen Joan Bentsen ... Soap skuespiller (voice)
Camilla Søeberg ... Soap skuespiller (voice)
Tom Hale Tom Hale ... Soap skuespiller (voice)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Sometimes life is stranger than a 'SOAP'

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Danish | English

Release Date:

7 April 2006 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

A Soap See more »

Filming Locations:

Denmark

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,445, 5 November 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,018, 7 January 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White (flashback scenes)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

Connections

References Lady and the Tramp (1955) See more »

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Take My Breath Away
Written by Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer
Performed by The Knife
Courtesy of Rabid Records
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En Soap - En Soap
28 March 2007 | by lasttimeisawSee all my reviews

A strange relationship between a middle-aged woman and a transsexual who gonna be a woman soon. Charlotte and Venorica, both trapped by their inanimate lives and don't know how to get out of them. Charlotte is an owner of a beauty clinic, she has broken up with her aggressive ex-husband, moved into an apartment alone with all the furniture packed except her big bed. Veronica lives downstairs with her poor dog, She's sensitive and desperately bothered by her mother's visiting and the bad relationship with her dad. Her only hope is that the upcoming transsexual operation will turn her into a real woman and then everything will be fine. All she can do now is waiting for an approval certificate.

Then these two individuals meet by chance and gradually they are all involved into other's lives, there are some sparkles between them, but no one is brave enough to face the truth because they are not willing to accept the change as most people do. Eventually the ending is quite satisfying and leaves some imagination for us to think about it.

The director's great work gives me an great impression, she handles the development of characters very well, the emotional atmosphere is quite full and intense. Also I am so obsessed with the gloomy lights all over the apartment, Delphic but full of desire.

Two main characters are played by Trine Dyrholm and David Dencik, they are amazing in their roles, a very impressive performance and the chemical reaction between them is genuine and convincing.

This Swedish indie film is about encountering and change, no matter you're homosexual or heterosexual, male or female, the oddness of life exists everywhere, whenever you fall across it, you'll be hesitate and bewildered, but at least don't be afraid, follow your heart and choose the right way.


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