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In Fabric (2018)

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In Fabric is a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences..

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Peter Strickland
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Jill
Marianne Jean-Baptiste ... Sheila
Julian Barratt ... Stash
Steve Oram ... Clive
Jaygann Ayeh ... Vince
Zsolt Páll Zsolt Páll ... Lonely Heart on Horseback
Richard Bremmer ... Mr. Lundy
Deborah Griffin Deborah Griffin ... Miss Kolliston
Fatma Mohamed Fatma Mohamed ... Miss Luckmoore
Susanna Cappellaro ... Miss Lullworth
Catherine Backhouse Catherine Backhouse ... Miss Brimblecombes
Gwendoline Christie ... Gwen
Pano Masti ... Vlassis the Waiter
Anthony Adjekum Anthony Adjekum ... Adonis
Antonio Mancino ... Sandro the Waiter
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In Fabric is a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences..

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Rated R for strong sexual content including a scene of aberrant behavior, and some bloody images | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In the catalog, the color of the dress is listed as "artery red". See more »

Quotes

Miss Luckmoore: Did the transaction validate your paradigm of consumerism?
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Crazy Credits

Includes a credit for "Mannequin Pubic Hair". See more »

Soundtracks

Ah, Athina / Oh, Athens
Written and performed by Kostas Bezos
Recorded in Athens 1931
Public Domain
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Fails to live up to expectations
16 July 2019 | by The_Film_AnorakSee all my reviews

Maybe it's unfair on the makers of the film to criticise it for not being what I was expecting, but In Fabric does set some expectations with how it is marketed and how the film starts. What I was expecting was some sort of Giallo-style headtrip of a film with supernatural elements, but with a backdrop of quirky 80s suburban England. A sort of Dario Argento meets Mike Leigh.

That's what I thought I was getting for the first 30 to 40 minutes of the film but then it seemed to lose its way. The atmosphere, the sympathetic but troubled protagonist played by Marianne Jean-Baptiste, the strange and perverted department store in an eccentric Thames Valley Town - I was loving it and couldn't wait to see what happened next. Then it just failed to pay off, carried on going, carried on failing to pay off, then half-heartedly tried to become a compendium story and meandered off into nowhere. There was a belated attempt to give it a kind of shocking climax but by then all atmosphere and interest had gone out of the film.

I find that when I try to describe the film, it sounds a lot better than it actually turned out on screen. The idea of this film is something I really wanted to see but it didn't deliver on its promise. A lot of interesting and unsettling ideas are just thrown together without tying it together into something that maintains the viewer's interest. It didn't have to make sense, it didn't have to explain, it didn't have to do what I was expecting. But it should have been better and it ended up being very disappointing.


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Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Croydon, London, England, UK See more »

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$191,277
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