The Danish Girl

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  120 min.
Release Date:
December 11, 2015 - Toronto
December 18, 2015 - Vancouver, Montréal
DVD: March 1, 2016
Netflix: February 1, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 4.50
based on 24 votes and 10 reviews
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Cast: Alicia Vikander, Eddie Redmayne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch


In Copenhagen in the early 1920s, Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander), a Danish artist, painted a portrait of her husband, Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), as a woman. When the painting gained popularity, Einar started to slowly change his appearance to reflect a female appearance and renamed himself Lili Elbe.

With Gerda's support, Einar underwent male to female sex reassignment surgery. Gerda slowly comes to the realization that her husband is not only no longer a man, but not the person she married.

Based on the novel by David Ebershoff, which is based on a true story.

Director: Tom Hooper
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Gail Mutrux, Tim Bevan, Linda Reisman, Anne Harrison, Eric Fellner, Tom Hooper
Screenplay: Lucinda Coxon
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  • 5 stars "Amazing. A must watch"
  • 5 stars "Terrific performances from Redmayne (as expected) and Vikander. Both should win Oscars in their categories."
  • 5 stars "Mesmerized the whole time. Both leads are incredible"