The Danish Girl - The Danish Girl GB ; R: Tom Hooper; D: Eddie Redmayne (Einar Wegener / Lili Elbe), Alicia Vikander. The Danish Girl. Darsteller: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ben Whishaw, Amber. The Danish Girl. Tom Hooper. US, GB. Min. DEUTSCHE Fassung. Regie. Tom Hooper. Drehbuch. Lucinda Coxon. Kamera. Dany Cohen. Musik.
The Danish GirlThe Danish Girl - The Danish Girl GB ; R: Tom Hooper; D: Eddie Redmayne (Einar Wegener / Lili Elbe), Alicia Vikander. The Danish Girl. Tom Hooper. US, GB. Min. DEUTSCHE Fassung. Regie. Tom Hooper. Drehbuch. Lucinda Coxon. Kamera. Dany Cohen. Musik. The Danish Girl. Darsteller: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ben Whishaw, Amber.
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Named Einar Wegener at birth, Elbe was a prominent Danish landscape painter in the s. Her journey from male to female was kickstarted partly by accident, when her wife, Gerda Wegener, a painter and magazine illustrator played by Alicia Vikander in the film, asked Elbe to sit in for a female model who failed to turn up for a sitting.
The experience awakened something buried inside her, and Elbe decided to continue modeling for her wife using the name Lili. Despite the unconventional marriage, Gerda remained supportive of her husband for the next 15 years.
The Danish Girl is a Thomas Kinkade painting set into motion - supremely crafted, but absent of substance. Dan Scully. If seeing a pair of world-class actors surrounded by impeccable art design create fully rounded characters sounds like a good time to you, then The Danish Girl is not to be missed.
Chris McCoy. Historically, Hirschfeld's Institute was looted by the Nazis in and all the records were burned. In-other-words The Danish Girl is a fiction based film taken from the skeletal remains of whatever scraps of paper were left behind after the Great War.
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Unfortunately, the child dies at birth and Teddy dies of tuberculosis. Gerda moves back to Denmark and marries Einar. The couple are painters with Einar painting mostly landscapes and Gerda painting portraits of somewhat famous people.
One day, Anna Fonsmark, a friend of Gerda, must cancel her scheduled painting session. Gerda however needs to have the painting finished as soon as possible, hence her requesting Einar to model as Anna.
The session is cut short with Anna barging into their home. Anna then decides to name Einar "Lili. Soon, the couple are invited to the annual Artists' Ball.
Gerda convinces Einar to dress as Lili, but during the ball, Lili meets a man named Henrik Sandahl. Henrik and Lili start a short relationship which Gerda discourages for she fears that Lili might be hurting Henrik by deceiving him.
Alicia Vikander Through the Years. Edit Storyline Copenhagen, Denmark, Taglines: Have the courage to love yourself.
Edit Did You Know? Trivia This is the second of four films starring Matthias Schoenaerts whose score was composed by Alexandre Desplat.
Desplat also composed the score of The Command Quotes [ first lines ] American Woman : 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? You must be so proud of him. So elegant. Crazy Credits Eddie Redmayne as credited as Lili in final credits, probably respecting the trans identity.
He actually plays 2 characters Einar Wegener and Lili Elbe. Soundtracks Roses of Picardy by Frederick Edward Weatherly as Frederick E.
Winner Hollywood Film Award. Director of the Year Tom Hooper. Composer of the Year Alexandre Desplat For Suffragette.
Nominee Artisan. Nominee HFCS Award. Best Male Voice Flavio Aquilone For the dubbing of Eddie Redmayne.
Nominee IFC Award. Best Supporting Actress Alicia Vikander For Ex Machina. Nominee Jupiter Award. Best International Actress Alicia Vikander.
Nominee KCFCC Award. Winner Leggio d'oro. Best Female Voice Valentina Favazza For Suffragette For the dubbing of Alicia Vikander and Carey Mulligan.
Winner NYFCO Award. Breakthrough Performance Alicia Vikander For Ex Machina. Winner OFCC Award. Best Body of Work Alicia Vikander For Testament of Youth , Burnt and Ex Machina.
Nominee OFTA Film Award. Best Makeup and Hairstyling Jan Sewell Renata Gilbert. Nominee OFCS Award. Winner Rising Star Award. Fandango Media.
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London Evening Standard. Tom Hooper". It's actually quite faithful to the book but so much better! Just one of those rare occasions where the movie is superior to the book.
My advice is to see the Oscar nominated film and don't bother reading the book. I may never say something like that again!
View all 4 comments. This historical novel, by David Ebershoff, is about the first transexual to undergo a sex change in this case, a man who becomes a woman set in the early s.
The story is an intertwining of two lives, the man who undergoes the sex change and his wife. The wife is a strong-willed Californian, who comes from a very wealthy family that wants her to accept her socialite life, which she defies by moving to Europe.
She dreams of becoming a painter, but is uncertain of her talent and her focus. Sh This historical novel, by David Ebershoff, is about the first transexual to undergo a sex change in this case, a man who becomes a woman set in the early s.
She ends up marrying her art professor, who, the reader learns, has struggled his entire life with feeling as though he was born into the wrong body.
As the man struggles with accepting who he is beginning with small steps of dressing in women's clothing to pose privately for his wife's paintings and taking on larger and more risky steps , his art career diminishes just as his wife's takes off.
Their careers and relationship becomes entwined and increasingly strained and complicated. This is a beautiful story about the meaning of love and the consequences of self-acceptance.
In this book we witness the gradual transformation of Einar Wegener in Lily Elbe, both physically and psychologically, which is what I enjoyed very much about the novel.
The author states in his prologue that it is not intended to be an accurate biography, but a novel, and it is noticeable if we take into consideration that apparently, one of the reasons for the couple Einar-Gerda to move to Paris was that Gerda would be free to live there as an active lesbian; in the book by Ebershoff, she seem In this book we witness the gradual transformation of Einar Wegener in Lily Elbe, both physically and psychologically, which is what I enjoyed very much about the novel.
The author states in his prologue that it is not intended to be an accurate biography, but a novel, and it is noticeable if we take into consideration that apparently, one of the reasons for the couple Einar-Gerda to move to Paris was that Gerda would be free to live there as an active lesbian; in the book by Ebershoff, she seems to be rather passionate about men and she was very much in love with all the three men in her life.
She starts to feel that it is "wrong" to be with Lily as she was with Einar; which is a trifle surprising, being Gerda a lesbian. On the other hand, Einar assumes all the traditional roles assigned to woman, even though they were by any means traditional either as individuals or as a couple.
As Lily she stops painting and besides her addiction to pain-killers, all she seem to value is buying clothes and marrying and becoming a mother.
She becomes shallow and conventional. Aug 25, Hannah rated it really liked it Shelves: around-the-world , reading-challenge. A novel about a historic trans person that feels dated and stilted to me, even though it was published in In a way I appreciate this novel for showing me how far and how fast we've come.
Even the NY Times review of this novel from egregiously confuses sexuality with gender, whereas just the week I'm writing this thanks to Diane Sawyer's interview with Bruce Jenner a few more people understand the difference between the two.
Let's hope the film of this novel coming out in fall als A novel about a historic trans person that feels dated and stilted to me, even though it was published in Let's hope the film of this novel coming out in fall also updates perceptions, and reflects a better understanding of the humanity of trans people.
I don't blame the author--he did his best for 15 years ago, I'm sure--but a lot of this just feels clunky and voyeuristic to me now.
Jul 30, Kathrin rated it really liked it Shelves: historical-fiction , library. I haven't watched the movie prior to reading the book but I was familiar with its topic although I didn't know that it was based on real events.
It still remains a fictional story which was also stated in the afterword. A couple of changes have been made - I read more about Einar Wegener online after finishing the book.
I can't say that I understand everything that was changed but it certainly didn't stop me from enjoying the book. The book follows their lives and offers insights displayed in backslashes.
Everything is coming together at a point where Einar turns into Lily and Lily becomes the muse to Greta. Over time, Einar has to decide who he wants to be and has to deal with the consequences of this choice for him and the people around him.
Ebershoff has a great way of writing about the sensitive topic of their marriage and the role Lily plays. On the one hand, she is the one kickstarting Greta's career as a painter.
Greta needs her and looks forward to having her around. And then there is Einar who also needs Lily to 'visit' and slowly, Lily becomes increasingly present in their lives.
On the other hand, both of them have to come up with a plan on how to incorporate her into their lives. I also loved reading about Greta's career as a painter and how she made herself known in a world which didn't welcome her with open arms.
The pacing of the story was great - especially in the first half of the book - and the characterization.
I was drawn into the story immediately and it was easy to root for all of them. Unfortunately, the book seemed to fall a little apart in the last few pages.
I was missing it's artistic vibe and maybe melancholia when we followed Lily to Dresden. Up until then I had enjoyed the read immensely - also attributed to the fact that it presented a topic I didn't encounter much in the past.
The fact that I read more about the real-life story after finishing the book shows me how much it impressed me. It will stay with me for a while and I look forward to watching the movie as it seemed to stay rather close to those parts of the book I deeply enjoyed.
All in all, a great book. I am glad that I finally came around to reading it. Jan 11, Annie rated it it was ok. So I was a little disappointed in this book, I have to say.
Must have read it 10 times. Thought it was so well done. I had a hard time getting into this one, and staying into it. Also, I worry that too many people are going to think that th So I was a little disappointed in this book, I have to say.
It dragged, it slogged, it plodded. It was a boring book, and it could have been so much more.
After seeing the film, almost a year ago, I can tell that Mr. Tom Hooper, the director, has done a very good job. His idea to hire Eddie Redmayne was the marvelous thing ever.
I've had no problem reading the book after the film, because they are completely different things and both of them were great.2/14/ · The Danish Girl won the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Lambda Literary Award. It was also a finalist for the Tiptree Award, the New York Public Library's Young Lions Award, and an American Library Association Award, and was a New York Times Notable Book. ReceptionCited by: The Danish Girl is a delicate, elegant novel about the search for one’s true self when one’s body, as an external encasement, doesn’t mirror what is on the inside; in short, when a man is born a man in body but not in spirit. It is also about what makes a marriage and how far a woman will go to let her husband find his true self, knowing that she will likely lose him in the process/5. "In The Danish Girl, Alicia Vikander delivers a superb performance as Gerda Wegener, the wife of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe," said Film Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. "She projects so much love and pain as she goes on a journey with Lili during an .