The Danish Girl


Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander and Amber Heard star in the transgender drama The Danish Girl, based on the novel by David Ebershoff. Watch the movie trailer below. Set in the 1920s, a married Danish painter Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe (Redmayne) becomes one of the first people to undergo sexual reassignment surgery.

The Danish Girl movie posterRelease Date: November 27, 2015
Studio: Universal Pictures
Genre: Biography, Drama, Adaptation
Director: Tom Hooper
Screenwriter: Lucinda Coxon
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Matthias Schoenaerts
Running Time: 2 hrs.
MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality and full nudity.
Official Website: TheDanishGirlMovie.com

Plot Summary

Inspired by the true story of Danish painter Einar Wegener and his wife, this tender portrait of a marriage asks: What do you do when someone you love wants to change? It starts with a question, a simple favor asked of a husband by his wife on an afternoon chilled by the Baltic wind while both are painting in their studio. Her portrait model has canceled, and would he mind slipping into a pair of women’s shoes and stockings for a few moments so she can finish the painting on time. Of course, he answers. Anything at all. With that, one of the most passionate and unusual love stories of the twentieth century begins.

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