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.
The only trans actors in the film worked as extras. Trans actress Rebecca Root plays one of Lili's nurses, and Jake Graf, a transgender man, also plays a small part appearing next to Matthias Schoenaerts at the art gallery during the exhibition of Gerda's portraits. Jake Graf revealed on ... ...
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.
In many of the outdoor scenes, on the streets of Copenhagen, the overhead streetlights that can be seen, were not manufactured and installed until 1977.
English, French, German
$187,318 (USA) (29 November 2015)
$12,706,393 (USA) (27 March 2016)
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