The Danish Girl

November 27th, 2015


The Danish Girl

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The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Release Year: 2015

Rating: 5.4/10 (2,010 voted)

Critic's Score: 65/100

Director: Tom Hooper

Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard

Copenhagen, early 1920s. Danish artist, Gerda Wegener, painted her own husband, Einar Wegener (

Writers: David Ebershoff, Lucinda Coxon

Alicia Vikander - Gerda Wegener
Eddie Redmayne - Einar Wegener / Lili Elbe
Tusse Silberg - Older Woman
Adrian Schiller - Rasmussen
Amber Heard - Ulla
Emerald Fennell - Elsa
Henry Pettigrew - Niels
Claus Bue - Man at Window
Peter Krag - Stage Doorman
Angela Curran - Dresser
Pixie - Hvappe
Richard Dixon - Fonnesbech
Ben Whishaw - Henrik
Pip Torrens - Dr. Hexler
Paul Bigley - Man in Gallery

Taglines: Have the courage to love.


Official Website: Official site [Japan] | Working Title Films [United Kingdom]

Country: UK, Germany, USA

Language: English

Release Date: 27 November 2015

Filming Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated)

Technical Specs

Runtime: | (original uncut workprint) | (workprint)

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User Review


Rating: 8/10

I honestly found this movie very touching and delicate. It is delicate in the way it treats difficult subjects as sexuality and the discovery of one's identity in an hostile period. The fact that it is a true story makes the whole movie even more involving.

I don't think the film is perfect - but the acting, cinematography, the screenplay are absolutely amazing. I especially loved the middle part - where all the characters try to find a way out of the problem and when for the first time they seem to be facing a fracture between them.

I thought it had a great power on people even though it doesn't seem to have had the effect I was expecting (at least during the premiere in Venice).

Eddie Redmayne hasn't had enough of his Oscar and I wish him all the best for 2016!


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