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.
According to an interview with Alicia Vikander, the first cut of the film was over 2 hours. Amber Heard, who plays a ballerina, had two dancing sequences that were cut from the film (glimpses of these scenes can be spotted in the making of featurette) along with a romantic date between Einar and Gerda at a lake, which can also be seen in the featurette. Vikander, having been impressed with her dancing, hoped that these scenes would be included as deleted scenes on the DVD and Blu-ray (they were not).
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.
At the beginning of the movie we are informed that this is Copenhagen 1926, but a bit later in the movie, when Gerda opens the letter from the first doctor that examined Elbe/Lilly, it is dated 1925.
English, French, German
$187,318 (USA) (29 November 2015)
$12,706,393 (USA) (27 March 2016)
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