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Lara is a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina.

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Lukas Dhont

Writers:

Lukas Dhont (screenplay), Angelo Tijssens (screenplay)
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Cast

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 ... Dr. Naert; le médecin
Valentijn Dhaenens Valentijn Dhaenens ... Dr. 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 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
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Lara is a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina.

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Country:

Belgium | Netherlands

Language:

French | Flemish | English

Release Date:

16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dziewczyna See more »

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1.66 : 1
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The casting call for the protagonist was genderless, i.e. open for girls, boys, and those who were neither. 500 people between 14 and 17 auditioned but none of them could both dance and act well, so the filmmakers decided to cast the rest of the dancers first, and there they found Victor Polster. See more »

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It's actually mysterious how they continue to not get it, so hard
5 October 2018 | by professrimdbSee all my reviews

If non-trans men directors insist on humiliating the trans community every year like clockwork, the least they could do is pay one of us for it. This movie hits all of my favorite buttons: Trans girl played by a cis man Non-trans male writer Fetishistic portrayal of genitalia "You'll never be real" Humiliation Self-hatred Self-mutilation I'm a trans woman. I've lived this, and I know people who've lived this intimately. The tired trope this script splatters on the silver screen, while enthusiastically acted and brimming with the sweat and tears of the entire production crew, is beyond offensive and simply inaccurate. It's like a man trying to imagine what a woman's experience is like, and then writing that part into a recycled script, casting a man to play her, and... wait, no, it's not _like_ that, it's _exactly_ that. My sympathies to the actors and crew who clearly poured their craft into something that is currently being soundly regretted by the transgender community.


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