DirectorPernille Fischer Christensen WriterKim Fupz Aakeson, Pernille Fischer Christensen Release dateApril 7, 2006 DirectorPernille Fischer Christensen Music directorSebastian Oberg, Magnus Jarlbo ScreenplayPernille Fischer Christensen, Kim Fupz Aakeson CastTrine Dyrholm (Charlotte), David Dencik (Veronica), Frank Thiel (Kristian), Elsebeth Steentoft (Veronicas mor), Christian Tafdrup (Kunde 1), Pauli Ryberg (Kunde 2) Similar moviesTrine Dyrholm movies, Transgender movies, Comedies
En Soap, (English: A Soap or Soap), is a 2006 Danish melodramatic comedy film directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen which incorporates many of the austere techniques of Dogme style. The movie, starring Trine Dyrholm and David Dencik, follows the turbulent relationship between an abrasive beauty clinic owner and a depressed pre-op transgender woman. Made on a budget of 1.5 million dollars, it was the first feature film directed by Christensen.
The film received mixed reviews. Some critics dismissed it for low-budget productions values and depressing characters, while others praised it for the quirky performances and Christensen's inventive techniques. The film won critical praise at film festivals and earned Christensen both a Jury Grand Prix Silver Bear and the Best First Feature Film Award at the 2006 Berlin Film Festival. A Soap received the Bodil Award for the 2007 Danish Film of the Year. Dyrholm's leading role earned her a third Bodil Award for Best Actress.