The Danish Girl By Tom Hooper

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Tom Hooper’s (‘Les Misérables’, ‘The King’s Speech’) remarkable film ‘The Danish Girl’ is based on a true story of a landscape painter Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), the first recipient of gender reassignment surgery recorded in medical history. Einar feels he was born into a wrong body. His body is male, but he is sure that he is a woman on the inside. Einar is inspired and facilitated to undergo gender reassignment operation by his beautiful wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander), who specialize in portraits. It is a sure thing that the extraordinary performances by Redmayne (who won Best Actor Oscar turn as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything last year) and Vikander make one of the most unforgettable films of the year. This impressive film lands multiple nominations on Oscar this year. One day, Gerda’s female model does not show up for a sitting. Einar is asked by Gerda to don stockings and a dress and hold a delicate feminine pose. The elegant placing of hands and legs shows he enjoys the experience of posing as a female very much. At first, everything is just a game. Gerda helps Einar to find a wig, shoes, dress and makeup, but she also helps her husband literally turn into Lili, feminine presence in his soul. They create Lili together. And Lili becomes Gerda’s bestselling muse. After a while, Einar is aware that he is Lili, a feminine always presence inside himself. It is not a game for Einar anymore. When he looks at the paintings and mirrors, he sees his true self

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