The Danish Girl (movie)

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The Danish Girl is a 2015 biographical romantic drama movie directed by Tom Hooper. It is based on the 2000 novel of the same name by David Ebershoff. It is inspired by the lives of Danish painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener.[1]

Casts[change | change source]

The movie stars Eddie Redmayne as Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex reassignment surgery, Alicia Vikander as Wegener, and Sebastian Koch as Kurt Warnekros, with Ben Whishaw, Amber Heard, and Matthias Schoenaerts in supporting roles.

Release[change | change source]

The movie was released in a limited release on 27 November 2015 by Focus Features in the United States.[2] The movie received some criticism for its wrong portrayal of historical events, but Redmayne and Vikander's performances received widespread acclaim. Vikander won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and Redmayne was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

References[change | change source]

  1. "BOOKS OF THE TIMES; Radical Change and Enduring Love". The New York Times. 14 February 2000. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  2. Hatchett, Keisha (2015-03-04). "'The Danish Girl' starring Eddie Redmayne gets awards season release date". EW.com. Retrieved 2015-09-06.