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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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Jocelyn Moorhouse

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Rosalie Ham (based on the novel by), Jocelyn Moorhouse | 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 ... 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 Sacha Horler ... Una Pleasance
Shane Jacobson ... Alvin Pratt
Geneviève Lemon Geneviève Lemon ... Mae McSwiney
James Mackay ... 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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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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Official Sites:

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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:

AUD17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$185,165, 25 September 2016

Gross USA:

$2,022,115

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,762,417
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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

When Evan is clipping a newspaper photo and is startled by the clattering of a golf ball on the roof, the long shot shows he has cut roughly one-third of the way across the top of the photo when the ball hits, but in the immediately following close-up shot showing his reaction (wherein the scissors turn and cut off the top of his head in the photo) the remaining two-thirds of the paper above the photo are shown as having been cut. There was no time between the golf ball noise and his errant snip for him to have finished cutting across the top of the photo. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Myrtle 'Tilly' Dunnage: [standing in the nighttime street] I'm back, you bastards.
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Referenced in Countdown: Episode #73.98 (2015) See more »

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The Old Bathing Beauty
from Sunset Blvd. (1950)
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Fashion's revenge
2 June 2016 | by n-kefalaSee all my reviews

Based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, this comedy-drama is set in early 1950's Australia. It's a vibrant tale of revenge, mother- daughter bonds, small-town secrets and the great power of clothes, in a movie that is both bittersweet and funny and is dominated by a stunning, multi-layered performance from Kate Winslet. Jocelyn Moorhouse's latest feature is enjoyable enough and so unexpected, and let's be honest she also has a great team to help her achieve that. In few words, "The Dressmaker" is a dark comedy in Australian style, that will catch many by surprise, especially if you love clothes and fashion in general. nikisreviews.com


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