Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vicky Krieps ... Alma
Daniel Day-Lewis ... Reynolds Woodcock
Lesley Manville ... Cyril
Julie Vollono ... London Housekeeper
Sue Clark Sue Clark ... Biddy
Joan Brown Joan Brown ... Nana
Harriet Leitch ... Pippa
Dinah Nicholson Dinah Nicholson ... Elsa
Julie Duck Julie Duck ... Irma
Maryanne Frost Maryanne Frost ... Winn
Elli Banks Elli Banks ... Elli
Amy Cunningham Amy Cunningham ... Mabel
Amber Brabant Amber Brabant ... Amber
Geneva Corlett Geneva Corlett ... Geneva
Juliet Glaves Juliet Glaves ... Florist

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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 Focus Features

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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In preparation for the film, Daniel Day-Lewis watched archival footage of 1940s and 1950s fashion shows, studied famous designers, consulted with the curator of fashion and textiles at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and apprenticed under Marc Happel, head of the costume department at the New York City Ballet. He also learned how to sew, and he practiced on his wife Rebecca Miller, trying to recreate a Balenciaga sheath dress that was inspired by a school uniform. See more »

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When Alma takes off her shoes in Woodcock's bedroom, she leaves them by the door. When Cyril enters the room, she steps over the shoes, but when Cyril leaves, the shoes have changed position and Cyril also seems to trip over them. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alma: 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?
Alma: 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.
Alma: Yes. Maybe he is the most demanding man.
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Crazy Credits

The typeface used for the credits is called Reynolds Stone and it was created by English wood engraver, typographer, and designer Reynolds Stone, who was a close friend of the parents of Daniel Day-Lewis. See more »


Soundtracks

My Foolish Heart
Written by Ned Washington and Victor Young
Performed by Oscar Peterson
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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An Exquisite Slow-Burn Drama...
27 September 2018 | by Amyth47See all my reviews

My Rating : 8/10

This is a delicately executed drama intimately woven around the characters of Daniel Day-Lewis as Reynolds Woodcock and Vicky Krieps as Alma.

Right from the opening shots I was engaged and the brilliant performances, beautiful background music coupled with breathtaking cinematography make this a worthwhile watch if you are in the mood for something slow, something a bit art-y. However if you are not in the mood for something like this it can become a chore to watch so I ask the viewer to understand that it is a very beautiful film and in the right frame of mind you will be absorbed into the world of this renowned mid-twentieth century dressmaker who can be a bit fussy.

Daniel Day-Lewis is at his typical level of brilliance here. He perfectly plays the role of an obsessive personality, who is so averse to letting someone interfere with his work, yet who more and more, through both natural and artificial means, also doesn't want to lose the new woman in his life.

Stylish camera work, wonderfully-paced drama. Solid 8/10.


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USA | UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Phantom Thread See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$216,495, 31 December 2017

Gross USA:

$21,198,205

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,756,590
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1.85 : 1
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