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Eva Arctander is born with hypertrichosis, meaning that she is covered from head to toe with fine blonde hair. Her father is so ashamed of her that he hides her away from the world in their apartment. However, Eva’s nanny fights for her right to be treated like everyone else.


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The Lion Woman (2016)
Rating: 6.6/10 (615 votes)
Director: Vibeke Idsøe
Writer: Erik Fosnes Hansen (based upon the novel by) Vibeke Idsøe
Stars: Rolf Lassgård Kjersti Tveterås Aurora Lindseth-Løkka Mathilde Thomine Storm
Runtime: 126 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama
Released: 26 Aug 2016
Plot: In 1912, a Norwegian woman dies in childbirth, leaving behind a daughter born with hypertrichosis, or excessive hair growth, and a grieving husband who hides the girl from gawkers.