Copenhagen, mid 1920s. Danish craftsman, Gerda Wegener, painted her own spouse, Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), as a woman in her sketch. At the point when the work of art picked up prevalence, Einar began to change his appearance into a female appearance and named himself Lili Elbe. With his woman's rights energy and Gerda's bolster, Einar - or Elbe endeavored first-ever male to female sex reassignment surgery, a choice that transformed into a gigantic change for their marriage, that Gerda understood her own spouse is no more a man or the individual she wedded some time recently. An adolescence companion of Einar, workmanship merchant Hans Axgil (Matthias Schoenaerts), shows up and begins a mind boggling love triangle with the couple.
|nudity||The film contains sexualized scenes and nudity. Nudity is presented in a sexual context in a lengthy scene in which a man and woman prepare to have sex. This includes full-frontal female nudity with focus on the woman's breasts and buttocks as they kiss passionately. There is long-shot sight of the woman's outer labia. -- 15+ There is a sexualized scene where the Eddie Redmayne's character watches a stripper at a Parisian peep show and copies her actions. The scene focusses on the woman caressing her own body, fondling her breasts and moving her hand down to her crotch. -- 15+ Strong unsexualized male nudity occurs when Eddie Redmayne's character tucks his penis between his legs to simulate female genitalia. This includes a brief close-up sight of the character's penis and scrotum. -- 15+ Some paintings and artworks also include some full-frontal nudity. -- 12+ All nudity is present within the film's overall context of gender dysphoria and is not gratuitous or salaciously presented.|
|violence||The film contains a scene of moderate violence. The main character is beaten up in public by two men. The character is punched in the face and is repeatedly kicked on the ground. There is no focus on pain or injury detail and the men's actions are clearly condemned by the film as a whole. -- 12+ A doctor attempts to put Einar in restraints; he escapes.|
|profanity||The film contains one use of moderate language. When the central character is attacked, one of attackers uses the term "whore" in an aggressive manner -- 12+|
|alcohol||People smoke and drink during several party scenes.|
|frightening||The film contains some upsetting scenes. After undergoing gender-reassignment surgery, the central character is seen in great pain and distress. The film's theme is a mature one, but its treatment is sensitive and responsible. FILM AS A WHOLE: 15+. Unsuitable for under 15s. Viewing advice: sexualized scenes and nudity|