The Lion Woman - (2016) - Netflix

1h57m - Dramas

A girl born with a condition that causes abnormal hair growth across her body tries to cope with the challenges of being different.

Director: Vibeke Idsoe
Cast: Rolf Lassgard, Kjersti Tveteras, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Kare Conradi, Rolf Kristian Larsen, Ole Johan Skjelbred-Knutsen, Karen-Lise Mynster, Ida Ursin-Holm, Henrik Mestad, Connie Nielsen, Lara Braukmann, Sara Braukmann, Eveline Bar
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Available Since: 2017-10-02
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Synopsis After a novel by Norwegian Writer Erik Fosnes Hansen from 2006. The title means 'The Lion Woman' in English. Film and book describe the early years in the life of Eva, a girl born with hypertrichosis lanuginosa congenita, an illness which makes hairs grow over large parts of one's body. Eva is examined by doctors in humiliating ways, and bullied in school. She falls in love, experiences respect and disrespect. In her teens, Eva travels in a theater group together with other folk who suffer from rare diseases.

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