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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.

Director:

Jocelyn Moorhouse

Writers:

P.J. Hogan, Jocelyn Moorhouse (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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 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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A film about love, revenge and haute couture. 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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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 2015 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

El poder de la moda See more »

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Box Office

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Kate Winslet learned to sew for her part. Following this, she assisted Margot Wilson in creating the costumes for her character. Wilson was exclusively hired to create the outfits for Winslet's character. See more »

Goofs

The wisteria on Molly and Tilly's front porch appears to be blooming. It is impossible for blooms to be on a lifeless vine in a dusty, desert like place. The blooms are fake and so is the vine. The vine lacks the twisting nature of wisteria. See more »

Quotes

Molly Dunnage: [irritated] What's that Music?
Myrtle 'Tilly' Dunnage: The blues.
Molly Dunnage: Ah! Music to get hung by!
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

Sous le dôme épais (The Flower Duet)
from "Lakmé"
Composed by Léo Delibes
Performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
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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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