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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:
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

Feature film directorial debut for Pernille Fischer Christensen. See more »

Connections

References Lady and the Tramp (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Damn Heart
Written by Thomas Dybdahl
Performed by Thomas Dybdahl
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En Soap - an interesting film
11 December 2006 | by scarletpimpernel_avantiSee all my reviews

The Soap is an interesting movie and very brilliant at parts. You must watch it for its strong characterisation and the risks the plot about two troubled individuals falling in love takes. You must know the story through various other reviews, so lets speak about what is brilliant about this movie.

Firstly, the two protagonists are so real and such intriguing personalities. The first being a woman who has opted out of a four year relationship and is angry enough to sleep with anyone coming her way. The second being a man who has always wanted to be a woman, whose pain and loneliness is shown with so much sensitivity and brilliance. You hate the former and your heart bleeds for the latter.

The second thing about this movie is the entire concept of loving one for who one is, irrespective of gender. So, would you still love your partner if he/she were to change his/her sex? The movie explores that idea and it is a beautiful one.

But there is one point where the movie fails. I wish the relationship between the protagonists had developed in a better way. That what they feel is love doesn't come across till the end. But watch it, and post your thoughts on it here.......


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