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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:

Rosalie Ham (novel), P.J. Hogan | 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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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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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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Trivia

The name of the town seems like a take off on the slang word Dunny which is an outside toilet or outhouse. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where ( grownup) Tilly is in the classroom with the teacher, the alphabet on the top of the blackboard is missing the letter "R". See more »

Quotes

Molly Dunnage: You could be married in this suit... snapped up by some eligible spinster... or hag...
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Windmill squeak is heard at then end of the credits. See more »


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Bang Bang
Written by Colas Isnard (as C. Isnard)
Performed by Lanie Lane
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Brilliant, funny, heart wrenching and beautiful
14 November 2015 | by julietb-01075See 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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