A Soap

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En Soap
DVD cover
Directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen
Produced by Lars Bredo Rahbek
Written by Kim Fupz Aakeson
Pernille Fischer Christensen
Starring Trine Dyrholm
David Dencik
Music by Magnus Jarlbo
Sebastian Oberg
Cinematography Erik Molberg Hansen
Edited by Asa Mossberg
Release date
April 7, 2006
Running time
104 minutes
Country Denmark
Language Danish

En Soap (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.

Selected cast


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.[1] Dyrholm's leading role earned her a third Bodil Award for Best Actress.[2]


  1. ^ Michael Bo, "'En soap' blev årets Bodil-film", Politiken, 27 February 2007
  2. ^ "'En soap' snød Bier for Bodil", BT, 27 February 2007

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