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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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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief language and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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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

Kate Winslet enjoyed working with Liam Hemsworth, but admittedly hadn't seen any of his films before she worked with him; "Like everybody else, all I knew was the fact he was engaged to be married to Miley Cyrus - and to be honest, not a huge amount more than that" she has said of her co-star. 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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A Fool Such As I
Written by Bill Trader (as W. Trader)
Arranged and Produced by David Hirschfelder
Recorded by Shane O'Mara featuring Chris Wilson
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She sew them all
28 February 2016 | by mila61See 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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