R | | Biography, Drama, History
A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
Matthias Schoenaerts, who plays Einar Wegener's childhood friend in this film, almost played a transgender character in The New Girlfriend (2014). He dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with Far from the Madding Crowd (2015).
Don't you wish you could paint like that? Oh, I'm sorry? I said, don't you wish you could paint like your husband? Really. You must be so proud of him. So elegant.
When Lili meets Henrik for the first time at the dance, Henrik invites Lili to leave. When they are standing at the top of the stairs, Henrik reaches out and takes Lili's Right Hand to escort her down the stairs. When the shot cuts and returns and they begin to descend, Henrik is holding Lili's Left Hand.
English, French, German
$187,318 (USA) (29 November 2015)
$12,706,393 (USA) (27 March 2016)