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Actor: Trine Dryholm. David Dencik.
Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
UR     2007     1hr 44min


     
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Actor: Trine Dryholm. David Dencik.
Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Studio: Strand Releasing
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/06/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 44min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Danish
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

A Gritty, Realistic and Moving Story of Emotional Dynamics
Artemesia | 02/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the story two women, one of whom is transsexual, living in a rather dismal apartment block in Denmark (Danish with English subtitles in the version I watched). It portrays the life of a transsexual woman, Veronica, midway through her transition from male to female - she takes feminizing hormones but has not yet received any approval for sexual reassignment surgery. The story neither oversentimentalizes nor candycoats the transsexual experience. Whoever wrote this either knows transsexual women or has really done their research. The film is very perceptive.

Charlotte, the non-transgendered woman, initially reacts in predictable but unfortunately realistic ways, using the wrong pronoun (addressing "her" as "him"), and being bemused and amused by her wig-wearing neighbor. But as they get to know each other, Charlotte begins to perceive the feminine qualities of Veronica, and the dynamics of the womens' interaction are clearly female-female, but with a transgendered flavor in the mix. The story swings back and forth between Charlotte's life and Veronica's with the emotional twists and turns that life throws at one, mirroring a TV soap opera.

Like many European movies, it is a fine study in emotional dynamics, illuminating some women's experiences (both non-transgendered and transgendered."
A good movie
Sergio | 04/08/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It takes like it said on the title steps like in a Soap Opera but it takes Your attention, at begining looks like a simple movie, but if You give the time, Ill get You"