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The Dressmaker (2015)

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A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tilly Dunnage
... Molly Dunnage
... Teddy McSwiney
... Sergeant Farrat
... Irma Almanac
Shane Bourne ... Evan Pettyman
... Beulah Harridiene
... Muriel Pratt
... Elsbeth Beaumont
... Barney McSwiney
Tracy Harvey ... Lois Pickett
... Una Pleasance
... Alvin Pratt
Geneviève Lemon ... Mae McSwiney
... William Beaumont
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Based on Rosalie Ham's best selling novel, The Dressmaker is the story of femme fatale Tilly Dunnage who returns to her small home town in the country to right the wrongs of the past. A stylish drama with comic undertones about love, revenge and haute couture. Written by Sue Maslin

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She left town in disgrace. Now she's back in style. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for brief language and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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29 October 2015 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

El poder de la moda  »

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Budget:

AUD 17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$185,165, 25 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,021,399, 16 December 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,715,078, 30 October 2016
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The second highest-grossing Australian film of 2015 and eleventh highest-grossing film of all time at Australian box office. See more »

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The action takes place in 1951. At the town dance, before Trudy walks in, the band is playing 'Ballad of a Teenage Queen', which wasn't written until 1957, and was a hit for Johnny Cash in 1958. (Wikipedia) See more »

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Gertrude 'Trudy' Pratt: A dress can't change anything!
Myrtle 'Tilly' Dunnage: Watch and learn Gertrude, watch and learn!
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Windmill squeak is heard at then end of the credits. See more »


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The Dungatar Football Club Song
Traditional Work
Arrangement and Lyrics by Kate Dean & Bernard Galbally
Performed by The Dungatar Football Team
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Brilliant, funny, heart wrenching and beautiful
14 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

Brilliant movie. Kate Winslet as the star lives the role so perfectly you forget she is not a native born Australian - her accent is flawless, her acting is raw and beautiful. The movie is heart wrenching, darkly funny, shocking and confronting all in a delightful way. Judy Davis is brilliant - irascible as Mad Molly, you gradually discover her depth and beauty. Again flawlessly played. Hugo Weaving is fantastic as always - several laugh out loud moments with him. He is the consummate actor and where someone else playing this role would have just been a plain unlikeable weirdo, Hugo makes you love him and his quirky nature. Liam Hemsworth is sweet and very watchable. The townsfolk played by many notable Australian actors are well played also. All in all a wonderful movie that will touch your heart in many ways. Liked it so much, I will definitely go and see it again. It's THAT good.


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