The Danish Girl | 2015

Drama, Adaptation
Married artists Einar and Gerda find that their careers and relationship flourish when they risk societal conventions so that Einar might live openly as a woman.
Director: Tom Hooper
Awards: 1 Oscar win. Another 1 win & 17 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Lili

Actor

... Gerda

Actor

... Henrik

Actor

... Warnekros

Actor

... Ulla

Actor

... Hans

Actor

... Older Woman

Actor

... Rasmussen

Actor

... Elsa

Actor

... Niels

Actor

... Man At Window

Actor

... Stage Doorman

Actor

Company

4 Seasons Transport

Production Company

Alex Rose Wig Company

Production Company

Production Company

Animals Galore

Production Company

Annette Seggert Catering

Production Company

Synopsis

In 1926 Copenhagen, artist Einar Wegener is a respected landscape painter. His wife, Gerda, is also an artist, less renowned but steadily working as a portraitist. Theirs is a loving marriage, yet personal and professional epiphanies have eluded them both. That all begins to change when Gerda asks her husband to fill in for a model by putting on a dress. The experience is transformative, as Einar realizes that being Lili is an expression of her truest self and begins living as a woman. Gerda finds that she has a new muse and renewed creative ferment, but the couple soon brush up against society's disapproval. They leave for more open-minded Paris, where Gerda's career flourishes. The couple's marriage evolves, though not without strain, but again and again, Gerda supports Lili during her journey as a transgender woman. Each, through the other, finds the courage to be who they are at heart. Based on the novel "The Danish Girl" by David Ebershoff.

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