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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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Secrets, gossip and scandal are back in fashion. 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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Kate Winslet and Judy Davis had a hard time keeping a straight face while filming the scene where Liam Hemsworth strips off to get a measurement. See more »

Goofs

Tilly is carrying a Singer sewing machine by the handle on the top of the case. These machines were not designed to be carried that way - the handle is just to lift the case on and off. In addition, the case is only meant to cover the machine, and the cover's clips are not strong enough to hold the heavy machine, and would fail. See more »

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Myrtle 'Tilly' Dunnage: Take your clothes off
Molly Dunnage: A murderer... and a lesbian...
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Windmill squeak is heard at then end of the credits. See more »

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Referenced in Film '72: Episode #44.10 (2015) See more »

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Afternoon Outings
from Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Written by Franz Waxman
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She sew them all
28 February 2016 | by See 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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