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The Dress (1996)
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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... See full summary »

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Henri Garcin ...
Van Tilt
Ingeborg Elzevier ...
Mw. van Tilt
Khaldoun Elmecky ...
Cremer
Margo Dames ...
Stewardess
Frans Vorstman ...
Loohman
Peter Blok ...
De Vos
Jacob Derwig ...
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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Quirky:comic,tragic and perverse by turns. True Original
31 March 1999 | by (La Jolla, Ca) – See all my reviews

Tales of Manhattan had a tuxedo. The Dress has a dress. There the similarity ends. What follows if a very smart, often disturbing parade of lives of people who happen to come in contact with a particularly hideous dress. It arouses unexpected, overwhelming lust in some, nothing in others, but it's a sure bet that if you have the dress you're in for something strange and probably not very pleasant.

The intriguing threads that bind this tapestry of frustrated longing together are a failed textile manufacturer and an obssessed ticket taker, who voices the movies' sad and in his case, misapplied motto: "I'm normal!" Here everyone and no one is.

The wit is subtle and sharp as a scalpel. All actors are excellent--especially unnerving is van Warmerdam himself as the doomed ticket taker. Pay very close attention to the faces and names of characters. They are sign posts for things to come.


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