The Danish Girl

2015
7.3
The Danish Girl
Poster The Danish Girl

Title: The Danish Girl

Original Title: The Danish Girl

Year: 2015

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: January 01 2016
  • United States: November 27 2015

Plot

Copenhagen, early 1920s. Danish artist, Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander), painted her own husband, Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), as a lady in her painting. When the painting gained popularity, Einar started to change his appearance into a female appearance and named himself Lili Elbe. With his feminism passion and Gerda's support, Einar - or Elbe attempted first-ever male to female sex reassignment surgery, a decision that turned into a massive change for their marriage, that Gerda realized her own husband is no longer a man or the person she married before. A childhood friend of Einar, art-dealer Hans Axgil (Matthias Schoenaerts), shows up and starts a complex love triangle with the couple.

Awards

  • 2016 Academy Awards (Oscars): 4 1
  • 2016 Golden Globes: 3 0
  • 2016 BAFTA Awards: 5 0

Cast

Director:

Tom Hooper Tom Hooper

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne

Einar Wegener / Lili Elbe

Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander

Gerda Wegener

Sebastian Koch

Sebastian Koch

Warnekros

Videos

'The Danish Girl' Trailer #2 1:08
'The Danish Girl' Trailer 2:37

'The Danish Girl' Trailer

September 1 2015

Photos

The Danish Girl
The Danish Girl
The Danish Girl
The Danish Girl
The Danish Girl
The Danish Girl
The Danish Girl
The Danish Girl

Trivia

Eddie Redmayne was previously in 'El destino de Júpiter' (2015) that was co-directed by transgender director Lana Wachowski. The film will also give special thanks to her.

This is Alicia Vikander's second period piece set in Denmark, the neighbor country of her native Sweden. Her first was Un asunto real (2012).

Directors Lasse Hallström, Neil LaBute and Anand Tucker were all previously involved in the project.

Recommended movies and tv shows The Danish Girl

Follow Us