Soap

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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: February 6, 2007
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Strand Home Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 1,652
Director Pernille Fischer Christensen is striving, I suspect, for a quiet seriousness and a respectful approach to transsexualism, but there's a point beyond which quiet seriousness becomes too-staid solemnity. Full Review
Flick Filosopher
Feb 21, 2007
The movie strands you in two miserable flats with these cliche-ridden characters and a static love story that is as predictable as it is pedestrian.
Hollywood Reporter
Mar 25, 2006
Rating: 3/5 -- ... the film is an anti-soap opera in the trappings of an old- fashioned sudsfest.
New York Times
Nov 2, 2006
En soap never becomes too soapy, though the film does remain a bit mechanical and predictable at times, despite its rare insight in its subject matter. Full Review
european-films.net
Apr 11, 2006
Rating: C -- While I might want to applaud Fischer Christensen for attempting to say something pertinent about gender roles and stereotypes, there is something curiously lacking in the characters. Full Review
Murphy's Movie Reviews
Jul 14, 2007
Rating: 1.5/4 -- Christensen joylessly scrubs A Soap clean of sudsy silliness until all that remains is Von Trier-ian starkness. Full Review
Slant Magazine
Mar 21, 2006
Rating: 1/4 -- Another week, another movie about a depressed transsexual hooker.
New York Post
Nov 3, 2006

Product Description:

This Danish film is not a soap opera as its title might suggest, though it comes close in its way. Instead, this is the story of a sad transvestite prostitute named Veronica (David Dencik) who becomes the neighbor of a surly beauty-shop owner named Charlotte (Tryne Dyrholm) who has left her successful physician boyfriend. At first, sensitive, soap-opera-addicted Veronica and abrasive, opinionated Charlotte can't stand each other, but a suicide attempt brings them closer and soon they're drinking, fighting, and bonding, and the question arises as to whether or not they will fall in love; they are also waiting anxiously for the letter that's supposed to arrive with news about Veronica's gender-reassignment surgery.

Directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen, the drama mixes realistic dialogue and drab settings with a loose "cliffhanger" fantasy structure that helps offset the emptiness and desperation of these characters' existence. True to the Dogme 95 tenets, the film features little or no soundtrack music, a washed-out color palette, and naturalistic performances. Fans of stark Nordic character dramas and/or transgendered sex character studies like those of Pedro Almodovar will want to give this one a try. SOAP screened at the Berlin Film Festival and is presented with English subtitles.

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  • Theatrical Release: November 3, 2006 (LIMITED)

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  • Sales Rank: 101,292
  • UPC: 712267261123
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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