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Holiday Movie Calendar 2015

The Danish Girl

As Caitlyn Jenner's recent coming out proves, the public's understanding and tolerance for transgender people has come a long way in recent years. However, such matters are nothing new, as the case of Lili Elbe demonstrates. In Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl, Eddie Redmayne plays the celebrated painter who underwent pioneering gender confirmation surgery that gave her a new lease on life after years of confusion and sorrow. It also resulted in her death. Lending support is Alicia Vikander as Lili's supportive if ultimately conflicted wife, Gerda Wegener.

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