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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.

Director:

Lukas Dhont

Writers:

Lukas Dhont (screenplay), Angelo Tijssens (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 31 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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
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Storyline

A promising teenage dancer enrolls at a prestigious ballet school while grappling with her gender dysphoria.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Victor which is Lara's birth name is also the name of the actor who portrayed her. See more »

Crazy Credits

The movie's title is not shown until the start of the end credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in 2019 Golden Globe Awards (2019) See more »

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Duck City
by Vintage Jazz Band
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Gutwrenching
16 June 2019 | by kay_rockSee all my reviews

I see a lot of gender prejudice here from folks who demand that others not be so prejudiced about gender. It doesn't matter whether young Victor Poster is cisgendered, transgendered, or androgynous, the performance in this role is nuanced, vulnerable, and entirely believable. I am shocked that people would criticize either Victor's sexuality or gender identification in their evaluation of the film. Victor is not a poster-child... victor is acting. And doing it beautifully.

Others seem concerned that the film oversimplifies a complex issue. But when you are a 15 year old girl in the wrong body, it is kind of simple. It's one girl's story and experience and pain and fear, not a testament to the entire world of being transgendered. You simply cannot try to cover all issues in one person's story. This is not a story about the general "truth" of being transgendered, it is the story, as titled, of a girl. One girl. One girl's experience.

I felt extremely moved by the end. I hope others appreciate this as a film... a story... and not try to judge it as some sort of manifesto or expect something more of it than it should be.

If we want to normalize all human experience, we need to stop demanding more from projects like this than we would of any other story of personal trauma or tragedy. Every person is unique, every person's life is their own and should stand on its own merits rather than being obligated to represent an entire diverse group.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Belgium | Netherlands

Language:

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 »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,178,992
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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