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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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Jocelyn Moorhouse

Writers:

Rosalie Ham (based on the novel by), Jocelyn Moorhouse | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Winslet ... Tilly Dunnage
Judy Davis ... Molly Dunnage
Liam Hemsworth ... Teddy McSwiney
Hugo Weaving ... Sergeant Farrat
Julia Blake ... Irma Almanac
Shane Bourne ... Evan Pettyman
Kerry Fox ... Beulah Harridiene
Rebecca Gibney ... Muriel Pratt
Caroline Goodall ... Elsbeth Beaumont
Gyton Grantley ... Barney McSwiney
Tracy Harvey Tracy Harvey ... Lois Pickett
Sacha Horler ... Una Pleasance
Shane Jacobson ... Alvin Pratt
Geneviève Lemon Geneviève Lemon ... Mae McSwiney
James Mackay ... William Beaumont
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Elizabeth Debicki and Isla Fisher were both originally attached for supporting roles. See more »

Goofs

The record cover for South Pacific is the original Broadway cast recording (1949), but the excerpt from "Bali H'ai" is from the 1958 Film soundtrack. Similarly the excerpt from Oklahoma is from the 1955 film soundtrack. In both cases these post date the scenes in which they occur. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Myrtle 'Tilly' Dunnage: [standing in the nighttime street] I'm back, you bastards.
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Crazy Credits

Windmill squeak is heard at then end of the credits. See more »

Connections

Features Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

The Old Bathing Beauty
from Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Written by Franz Waxman
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She sew them all
28 February 2016 | by mila61See all my reviews

This movie is like a patchwork, little by little you get the whole picture, a really fine piece of work, Kate Winslet is great, Judy Davis simply brilliant, not to mention Hugo Weaving's performance, outstanding, I enjoyed every minute, never underestimate a woman, revenge is a dish best served cold, well in this particular case, sewed, you don't get it at the beginning, why is she dressed like this and what is she doing in such a forsaken place, not wanted at all, starting by her mother, than the battle begins, with a sewing machine (a Singer), determination and a lot of talent, a few golf club's, and the whole place is headlong, word for word, fasten your seat belt, this is going to be one kind of a ride


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 2015 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$185,165, 25 September 2016

Gross USA:

$2,022,115

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,762,417
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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