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The Dress (1996)

De jurk (original title)
The Dress is a tale filled with sex, violence, comedy and drama as it follows the life of a dress. Conceived under a cloud of frustration and despair, the dress serves as the hub in a great... See full summary »

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Henri Garcin ...
Van Tilt
Ingeborg Elzevier ...
Mw. van Tilt
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Cremer
Margo Dames ...
Stewardess
Frans Vorstman ...
Loohman
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De Vos
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Koerier
Rudolf Lucieer ...
De Vet
Maike Meijer ...
Eva
Carol van Herwijnen ...
Winkelchef
Rijk de Gooyer ...
Martin
Elizabeth Hoytink ...
Stella
Jack Wouterse ...
Tuinman
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Johanna
Kees Hulst ...
Overbuurman
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The Dress is a tale filled with sex, violence, comedy and drama as it follows the life of a dress. Conceived under a cloud of frustration and despair, the dress serves as the hub in a great wheel of misfortune in an extraordinary sequence of events that envelopes both the dress and those fatefully drawn into its universe. An aloof artist, a virginal school girl, an unfulfilled maid, a lowly train conductor and a broken business executive, all become involuntary players in a macabre game of tag. No one who comes in contact with the dress can escape its dramatic, shocking and hilarious consequences. Written by Attitude Films

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$2,650,000 (estimated)
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Black comedy about a dress and the woman who wears that dress
5 April 1999 | by (Delft, the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The director Alex van Warmerdam is known in Holland for his film "Abel", a comedy about a man who refused to grow up and who still lives with his parents, at the age of 26. The film, "De jurk" (the dress) also starts out like a comedy, but the longer you watch, the less you feel the need to laugh. The lives of unrelated people touch because of the dress and totally unrelated events suddenly fit into the story because of the dress. I could not discover a message in the film, probably because there is none. I found the film very entertaining, but was surprised that it turned out rather black and grim.


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