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The Dress (1996)

De jurk (original title)
An artist, a school girl, a maid, a train conductor and a business executive are drawn into a great wheel of misfortune as all their lives are touched by the existence of one very particular summer dress.

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Alex van Warmerdam
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henri Garcin Henri Garcin ... Van Tilt
Ingeborg Elzevier Ingeborg Elzevier ... Mw. van Tilt
Khaldoun Elmecky Khaldoun Elmecky ... Cremer
Margo Dames Margo Dames ... Stewardess
Frans Vorstman Frans Vorstman ... Loohman
Peter Blok ... De Vos
Jacob Derwig ... Koerier
Rudolf Lucieer Rudolf Lucieer ... De Vet
Maike Meijer Maike Meijer ... Eva
Carol van Herwijnen Carol van Herwijnen ... Winkelchef
Rijk de Gooyer Rijk de Gooyer ... Martin
Elizabeth Hoytink Elizabeth Hoytink ... Stella
Jack Wouterse Jack Wouterse ... Tuinman
Ariane Schluter ... Johanna
Kees Hulst Kees Hulst ... Overbuurman
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

21 March 1996 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Budget:

$2,650,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Graniet Film BV See more »
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Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Black comedy about a dress and the woman who wears that dress
5 April 1999 | by VerbeekSee 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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