R | | Biography, Drama, Romance
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 likes to paint and is also a graffiti artist in real life. In the film, his character Hans is an art-dealer who represents Gerda's portraits of Lili.
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.
Rasmussen's Pince-nez have a modern anti reflective coating on them which is visible in the art gallery scenes. The ARC had not been available during this time period.
English, French, German
$187,318 (USA) (29 November 2015)
$12,706,393 (USA) (27 March 2016)