A Soap

A Soap

Trine Dyrholm
Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen Cast: Trine Dyrholm
Trine Dyrholm
, David Dencik
David Dencik
, Frank Thiel
Frank Thiel
Pernille Fischer Christensen

DVD (Wide Screen / Colorized)

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A dejected beauty salon owner enters into a tenuous friendship with her shy, pre-operative transsexual neighbor in director Pernille Fischer Christensen's simmering tale of affection and compassion. Thirty-two year old Charlotte (Trine Dyrholm) may own a successful beauty salon, but her failing relationship with increasingly unstable live-in boyfriend Kristian (Frank Thiel) has found her opting to strike out on her own for a change. As Charlotte embarks on a series of strictly sexual one-night stands upstairs, downstairs neighbor Veronica (David Dencik) - born Ulrick - earns her keep as a dominatrix while taking female hormones, awaiting approval for gender reassignment surgery, and occasionally accepting provisions from his doting mother (Elsebeth Steentoft). When Charlotte requests the help of her downstairs neighbor in moving some furniture and carelessly identifies Veronica as a male, the depressive pre-op laments her chances for surgery and attempts to overdose on pills. Her suicide-attempt unexpectedly announced to her neighbors thanks to her whimpering dog Miss Daisy, Veronica is subsequently saved when Charlotte hears the animal's desperate cries and rushes her ailing neighbor to the hospital. Her selfless favor returned when Veronica defends her against a drunken Kristian shortly thereafter, lonely Charlotte eventually finds herself developing strong feelings for her neighbor despite her longstanding preference for the opposite sex.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/06/2007
UPC: 0712267261123
Original Release: 2005
Rating: NR
Source: Strand Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Colorized]
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 46,683

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; Trailers from other films by Strand Releasing

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Trine Dyrholm Charlotte
David Dencik Veronica
Frank Thiel Kristian
Elsebeth Steentoft Veronica's Mother
Christian Tafdrup Customer
Jacob Lohmann One-Night Stand
Pauli Ryberg Customer
Claes Bang One-Night Stand

Technical Credits
Pernille Fischer Christensen Director
Kim Fupz Aakeson Screenwriter
Bo Ehrhardt Executive Producer
Brigitte Hald Executive Producer
Erik Molberg Hansen Cinematographer
Djamila Hansen Casting
Magnus Jarlbo Score Composer
Asa Mossberg Editor
Sebastian Oberg Score Composer
Rune Palving Sound/Sound Designer
Lars Bredo Rahbek Producer
Signe Sejlund Costumes/Costume Designer
Mimmi Spang Co-producer
Rasmus Thjellesen Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Soap
1. New Horizons [9:29]
2. Sliding Bed [6:24]
3. A Cup of Coffee [7:19]
4. Dark Clouds [7:56]
5. Dogsitter [7:27]
6. Sweet Music [10:02]
7. A Curtain Party [7:16]
8. Heart Beats [7:48]
9. Tender Care [12:48]
10. Two Souls [14:59]
11. Love Is a Promise [7:44]
12. Credits [4:12]

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