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 film has been criticized for the casting of a cisgender man to play a trans woman; for being written similarly to forced feminization erotica; obscuring the actual story of a trans person; for being based on a fictional book that doesn't tell ... ...
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 Gerda and Hans (the childhood friend from Vejle) are going to meet for dinner for the first time, we hear Gerda announcing this to Einar by saying they are meeting "chez Dauphine" (in Paris of course). The next scene is in the restaurant, and they (Gerda and Hans) are sitting by a window, where the name of the restaurant, Falstaff (a very well known restaurant in Brussels. opposite the Bourse) can be clearly seen written on the outside side of the window (and thus reverted) for most of the scene. Most of the Paris locations are shot in Brussels, and appear in the final credits, however, strangely enough, not the reference to the Falstaff, which is so evident in that scene.
English, French, German
$187,318 (USA) (29 November 2015)
$12,706,393 (USA) (27 March 2016)