Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants, and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.Written by
When Reynolds is shown leaving a room at the start of the film, he puts a cigar to his mouth. In the next shot with him on the other side of the door, the cigar has immediately vanished. See more »
Reynolds has made my dreams come true. And I have given him what he desires most in return.
Dr. Robert Hardy:
And what's that?
Every piece of me.
Dr. Robert Hardy:
He's a very demanding man, isn't he? Must be quite a challenge to be with him.
Yes. Maybe he is the most demanding man.
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The title is the very first thing shown in the film following the production company logos. There are no other opening credits. See more »
1. Allegro [Piano Trio No. 2 in E Flat, Op. 100 D. 929]
Composed by Franz Schubert
Performed by Beaux Arts Trio
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Ltd.
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A slow n non erotic version of Bitter moon with an awesome performance by Day Lewis.
Saw this in a theatre. Movie aint that good but Daniel Day-Lewis' acting was phenomenal.
He superbly potrayed the character of Reynolds Woodcock, who is obsessed with order, symmetry n following an organised routine. DDLs mannerisms, facial expressions n costumes were spot on. Many may hate the characters controlled behaviour but Woodcocks breakfast time was superb n so was his appetite. The film does hav repetitive trope of breakfasts for foodies.
Also noteworthy is costume designer Mark Bridges incredible work, the look of Woodcocks suits n the gorgeous female dresses added a charm.
Another aspect one cannot ignore is the mesmerizing musical score.
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