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Tom Hooper

The Danish Girl


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.

  • Director: Tom Hooper
  • Main Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ben Whishaw
  • Soundtrack: Alexandre Desplat
  • Screenplay: Lucinda Coxon
  • Cinema Premiere: January 22, 2016

What do the critics think?


8 reviews of The Danish Girl (2015)

  • 1. Ljud & Bild
    8.3 / 10

    If transgender people have a hard time in our day and age, it is nothing compared to the prejudices, ignorance and terror that prevailed in the late 1920s. - Tor Aavatsmark

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  • 2. Moviezine
    8 / 10

    It is a poignantly beautiful love story that makes it extremely difficult for one to remain untouched. Watch and cry. - Patrik Linderholm

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  • 3. Expressen
    8 / 10

    Both Redmayne and Vikander shine with the most beautiful melancholy and tenacity, as they allow their characters' conflicting emotions to respectfully intertwine with each other. - Maria Brander

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  • 4. Filmtopp
    6 / 10

    The greatest pleasure of the movie is to watch Redmayne and Vikander play against each other. They get plenty of time to showcase what talented actors they are. - Axel Diedrichs

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  • 5. Svenska Dagbladet
    5 / 10

    Director Tom Cooper turns the story of the Danish artist who underwent the world's first sex reassignment surgery into a tearjerker. - Anna Hellsten

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  • 6. Dagens Nyheter
    4 / 10

    Hooper replaces compelling drama with decor, engaging characters with perfumed poses, and genuine emotions with affected gestures. - Helena Lindblad

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  • 7. Uppsala Nya Tidning
    No Rating

    Powerful story about sex change - Karolina Bergström

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  • 8. Fredrik Fyhr
    No Rating

    The film doesn't even come close to understanding what makes this story interesting – but there's nothing else of interest in it either.

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World-Wide Box Office Revenue

Box Office

The Danish Girl has earned a total of 64 191 523 dollars from cinemas across the world (the global box office).