The Danish Girl

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Copenhagen, Denmark, 1926. Einar Wegener (played by Eddie Redmayne) and his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander) are a happily married couple. Both are artists, Einar preferring landscapes and she portraits. One day Einar poses for a portrait of Gerda's while wearing a dress. This is initially done as a lark, as is the later attendance at a party dressed as a woman. However, Einar soon discovers that she is in fact a woman and over time prefers being Lili. At first she and Gerda try to have her situation "cured" but this leads nowhere (other than to many doctors trying to have Lili locked up as a pervert and/or lunatic). Her voyage of self-discovery will ultimately lead to her undergoing the first ever sex-change operation.

Director: Tom Hooper
Writer: Lucinda Coxon (screenplay), David Ebershoff (book)
Production: Focus Features
Year: 2015
MetaScore: 66/100
ImdbRating: 7.1
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 22 Jan 2016
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 31 wins & 76 nominations.

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Older Woman - Tusse Silberg
Rasmussen - Adrian Schiller
Man at Window - Claus Bue
Stage Doorman - Peter Krag
Dresser - Angela Curran
Hvappe - Pixie
Fonnesbech - Richard Dixon
Henrik - Ben Whishaw
Dr. Hexler - Pip Torrens
Man in Gallery - Paul Bigley
American Woman - Nancy Crane
Brothel Madame - Nicola Sloane
Striptease Artist - Sonya Cullingford
Receptionist - Clare Fettarappa
Henri - Jake Graf
Gallery Employee - Victoria Emslie
Man in Park 1 - Raphael Acloque
Man in Park 2 - Alexander Devrient
Dr. Buson - Nicholas Woodeson
Dr. McBride - Philip Arditti
Warnekros - Sebastian Koch
Hospital Receptionist - Cosima Shaw
Nurse - Rebecca Root
Manageress (as Issy Van Randwyck) - Issy van Randwyck
Shop Assistant 1 - Aisha Fabienne Ross
Shop Assistant 2 - Holly Weston
Shop Assistant 3 - Eleanor Hafner
Shop Assistant 4 - Maya Lindh
Scent Customer - Rebecca Clay
Concierge - Erich Redman
Librarian - Erling Agergaard
Skinny Punter - Mark Behan
Carpenter - Morten Bjørn
Hospital Visitor - Louise Dahl
Washerwoman - Laraine Dix
Wealthy Art Collector - Ole Dupont
Hospital receptionist - Julia Effertz
Ward Nurse 1920's - Helen Evans
Bohemian Friend - Adam Fischer
Singer - Dasha Grady
Man at Park - Yann Grouhel
Tall Train Passenger - Jaryd Headley
Girl on Bench - Vicktoria Noell Ingberg
Guy That Checks Out Lili - Klaus Ricardo Jakobsen
Stage Hand - Paul Kerry
Friend at Cafe - Allan Krueger
Oola Paulson's Friend - Marco Marc
Kissing Boy - Julius Mygind
Japanese VIP Passenger on Train - Eitetsu Nozawa
Art Supply Man / Bohemian Bar Guest - Tue Lodberg Nyland
Fonnesbech Client - Stephen Parker
Ulla's Lover - Adam Redford
Cola's friend at party - Laurids Riis-Hansen
Hospital Patient - Teresa Shaughnessy
Ballerina - Johanna Smitz
Ballerina - Carling Talcott
Friend at Cafe - Michael Gade Thomsen
Art Collector - Niki Topgaard
Costumier - Nadia Townsend
Artist in Café - Simon Vinholt
Friend at Cafe - Stephanie Wiese
Ballerina - Alicia Woodhouse