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The Danish Girl (2015)

February 4th, 2015     10:02 pm

Director: Tom Hooper
Writers: David Ebershoff (novel), Lucinda Coxon (screenplay)
Nationality: US
Genres: Drama
Release year: 2015
Running time: 1h 59min
Budget: $15 000 000 (estimated)
Character: Amber Heard is Ulla Paulson
Release Date: 2016
Co-stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander
Rated: U


Copenhagen, 1926. Danish artist, Gerda Wegener, painted her own husband, Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), as a lady in her painting. When the painting gained popularity, Einar started to change his appearance into a female appearance and named himself Lili Elbe. With his feminism passion and Gerda’s support, Einar – or Elbe – attempted one of the first male-to-female sex reassignment surgery, a decision that turned into a massive change for their marriage, that Gerda realized her own husband is no longer a man or the person she married before. A childhood friend of Einar, art-dealer Hans Axgil (Matthias Schoenaerts), shows up and starts a complex love triangle with the couple.

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– Nicole Kidman considered this a passion project for years, and she at one point considered to direct herself, following difficulties with finding a director. However, in 2014 she decided to let go off the project.

-Filming for the 186 scenes took place for a total of 44 days in six countries (England, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, France and Norway). Shooting happened even on Sundays and finished on Easter 2015.

-Although the film is set in Denmark and features Danish characters, nobody in the main cast is Danish and the language is never spoken in the film. The characters speak English with a British accent in all the countries portrayed in the film (Denmark, France and Germany).

– In the novel and in the first draft of the script, Amber Heard’s character is an opera singer named Anna Fonsmark. In the film, she is a ballet dancer named Ulla Paulson. The character is loosely based on Danish actress Anna Larssen Bjørner and on Danish ballerina Ulla Poulsen, who were friends of the Wegeners.

Filming locations

Copenhagen, Denmark (Denmark)

Berlin, Germany

– Germany

Brussels, Belgium (Royal Park)

Café La Mort Subite, Brussels, Belgium

Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

Horta Museum, Brussels, Belgium

Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, England, UK

Copenhagen Town Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark (Women’s clinic)

Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, Brussels, Belgium

The Royal Theater, Copenhagen, Denmark (Opera House)

Charlottenborg Royal Academy of Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark (Gallery)

Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, West Kensington, London, England, UK (interiors)

Nyboder, Copenhagen, Denmark (House Exterior)

Nordøyene, Møre og Romsdal, Norway (exterior scenes)

Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England, UK

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