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The Danish Girl
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The Danish Girl

Starring Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch, Amber Heard, Matthias Schoenaerts
Screenplay by Lucinda Coxon
Based on the novel by David Ebershoff
Directed by Tom Hooper

opens 11/27

IN SHORT: nnn. [Rated . minutes]

[groundbreaking transgender figure Lili Elbe and

1926, six years after Einar Wegener's (Eddie Redmayne) marriage to artist Gerda (Alicia Vikander) who stood by her husband throughout his long and difficult transition to live as a woman. He paints landscapes. She, portraits. When a model ballerina Ulla (Amber Heard) (fails to show) Gerda asks Einerj to stand in. He dresses up in a woman's stockings and slippers. Finds he likes the feel of silk and satin against his skin. Gerda, too, is inspired by the off-kilter model before her and nicknames the new creature "Lili". ]ballerina friend Ulla (Amber Heard). This connection enables Einar access to the theater housing ballerina costumes and a full-length mirror. The mirror is important as it allows Einar the ability to tuck and imagine what he'd look like as a woman. It comes early in the film and is our first indiation that what is going on in the man's head is not what he was biologically born with.

They spend time in Paris. They return to Copenhagen where Lilli takes a job in a department store selling perfume. "Woman" to woman behaving as and interacting with. Not that there's anything wrong with that . . . . <apologies>.

at a party, Lilli is hit on by Henrik (Ben Whishaw) who won't take no for an answer when he insists on a kiss.

Einar's boyhood friend and early crush Hans (Matthias Schoenaerts) [GAY CRUSH] who has since become a wealthy Paris art dealer.

gender confirmation surgery with a pioneering German doctor (Sebastian Koch). There are two surgeries in the process. One to remove the male parts. One to build something resembling the female stuff. Stuff happened.


On average, a first run movie ticket will run you Ten Bucks. Were Cranky able to set his own price to The Danish Girl, he would have paid . . .



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