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The Powerful New Trailer For ‘The Danish Girl’ Has Arrived

The Powerful New Trailer For 'The Danish Girl' Has Arrived

We have just over a month to go until Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl” hits theaters, but Focus Features has released a new trailer to hold us over…

Based on the novel by David Ebershoff, the film is a fictionalized account of the life of Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne), one of the first people to undergo sex reassignment surgery.  Set in early 1920s Copenhagen, the genesis of Elbe’s transition comes when illustrator and artist Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) asked Elbe — her husband, then male-identified and known as Einar Wegener — to stand in for a female model. The popularity of the portraits led to Gerda painting her husband in further pictures as a woman. Einer develops an attraction for a female physical appearance and begins living as woman, and Gerda supports her decision — although their marriage becomes strained when Gerda comes to the realization that Lili is no longer the person she married.

Reviews out of Venice were mostly strong (though more for Redmayne and Vikander’s performances than the film itself). We can see for ourselves come November 27th, until then… Watch the trailer:

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