The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl

Blu-ray Disc - 2016
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When artist Einar Wegener decides to make a transition from being male to becoming Lili Elbe, he struggles to deal with the emotional consequences of his actions.
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Studios Home Entertainment,, [2016]
Call Number: BLU F DANI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (2 hr.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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List - Oscars 2016
SFPL_StaffPicks Jan 14, 2016

Nominations: Actor in a Leading Role, Edie Redmayne. Actress in a Supporting Role (winner), Alicia Vikander. Production Design. Costume Design.


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dirtbag
Sep 25, 2018

Well done by all cast members with only a couple of examples of over-acting. It is remarkable how brave Einer/Lili was to take on transition at the turn of the century. However, the ending of the movie was over the top and ridiculous.

JCLIngridP Aug 30, 2018

Great performances by Alicia Vikander and Eddie Redmayne, very thought-provoking, romantic and emotional. I wished they'd stayed together as a couple.

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booksmile
Mar 10, 2018

Wish they'd included a few more things: like the fact that the Danish government let her legally change her name and get a new passport as Lili...also wish they'd cast a non-cisgender actor although he did a good job....gorgeous visuals and an important bit of history not often told though!

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wildct2003
Dec 19, 2017

Interesting period piece.

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Nursebob
Dec 17, 2017

Taken from David Ebershoff’s book, Tom Hooper’s somewhat histrionic biopic of Lili Elvenes who, in 1920’s Denmark, became one of the first transgendered women to undergo reassignment surgery is apparently so full of fabrications and crucial omissions that it may as well be fiction. Eddie Redmayne’s porcelain features and quiet voice are convincingly feminine as he undergoes the transformation from shy Einar to demure Lili and Oscar winner Alicia Vikander’s portrayal of Gerda is a fiery mix of devotion, jealousy, and unrequited love (for some reason her overt lesbianism was glossed over for the big screen). But the idea of battling personalities vying for Wegener’s soul threaten to turn the production into a queer take on "The Three Faces of Eve" (or "The Exorcist" ) and Hooper subjects his audience to a few too many tear-filled confrontations with handwringing and tortured gazes all around. She may not have been the first, but the story of Lili Elvenes (or Lili Elbe in the film) is nevertheless an important chapter in the history of transgendered people. Unfortunately Hooper irons out the complexities of her situation and turns the whole thing into a highly polished period drama with an “inspirational” ending that’s pure treacle.

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JOSEPH SARDO
Sep 26, 2017

Pretty, romantic drama. I enjoyed the beauty, artistry, romanticism, and dramatism of the film and the love between the two characters; particularly at the beginning. However, I must confess I wasn't able to relate and resonate all that well with the transgender theme, and the film drifted off a bit for me into something that didn't plug all that easily on my heartstrings- although there were still many nice moments. I also must admit I borrowed the movie specifically in the hopes of some education and inspiration to do more research on the matter myself.

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Caro_D
Jul 23, 2017

Every time I see a film with Eddie Redmayne I pick it up. I have never been disappointed. There are actors who really disappear in the role. Eddie Redmayne does. I was first aware of him in the mini-series "The Pillars of the Earth". He has not disappointed me yet.

This film shows how courage and love can reach achievements for both individuals in their lives and for all of us living in this world.

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dylankemp
Jun 07, 2017

Really quite wonderful. The landscapes and the people are both drawn beautifully.

LoganLib_Aavishka Feb 22, 2017

It was an interesting movie. I applaud Eddie for taking on such a unique role and he performed brilliantly. Such an amazing actor who takes your breath away. Very heart touching movie.

Nonfyction Feb 19, 2017

Over the top- in both acting and makeup

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Aug 20, 2016

"I've only liked a handful of people in my life, and you've been two of them."

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Aug 20, 2016

"We went for coffee, and after, I kissed him. And it was the strangest thing. It was like kissing myself."

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Sep 25, 2018

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