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.
In 2000, Neil LaBute and Gail Mutrux optioned David Ebershoff's book "The Danish Girl", with plans for LaBute to write and direct. The first script was done in 2004 and ultimately the production spent 15 years in development before filming began.
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
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