Universal Pictures presents THE DANISH GIRL
Winner of 3 Golden Globe Nominations including Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne)
and Best Actress (Alicia Vikander), ‘The Danish Girl’ which is being hailed as the
most beautiful and heartfelt picture that is gorgeous, heartbreaking and
unforgettable by the best of critics worldwide, has been inspired by an
extraordinary true story based on the novel by the same name authored by David
Ebershoff. Tom Hooper, who has helmed classics as ‘The King’s Speech’, and ‘Les
Miserables’ has wielded the megaphone of this gem of a movie, as described by
critics! Besides bagging Golden Globe Nominations, the film has also managed to
win Laurels and encomiums at the Venice International Film Festival, Toronto
International Film Festival etc. it has also been bestowed upon with honors at the
Hollywood Film Awards Forum.
The screenplay has been set in the 1920s in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark.
Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) is a renowned sculptor. Unable to get an
appropriate model of a girl whom she had visualized in her mind, Gerda takes the
liberty of summoning the services of her husband, Einar Wegener (Eddie
Redmayne) to pose before her as a woman!
The sessions of sculpting continue and soon Einar begins to transform into a
woman, his characteristics too undergoing phenomenal changes! Lili Elbe is his,
no, ‘her’ name, as at the moment! While Geda is stunned and stupefied by the
‘transformation’ of Einar, enters Hans Axgil (Mattias Schoenaerts), an old time
acquaintance who adds a new ‘flavor’ to the existing situation!
CREDITS -Music – Alexandre Desplat Cinematography – Danny Cohen
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