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The Dressmaker (2015)


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Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse
Writers: Rosalie Ham, Jocelyn Moorhouse

Kate Winslet … Myrtle ‘Tilly’ Dunnage
Liam Hemsworth … Teddy McSwiney
Judy Davis … Molly Dunnage
Hugo Weaving … Sergeant Farrat
Sarah Snook … Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Pratt

Set in the 1950’s, The Dressmaker is a bittersweet comedy about a glamourous young woman who returns, after many years in Europe, to her small home town in rural Australia in order to right some wrongs from the past. When Tilly (played by Kate Winslet) comes home, she not only reconcilies with her ailing mother Molly (played by Judy Davis) but, with her sewing machine, and haute couture style, she transforms the women of the town in such a way that she gets sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. She also falls unexpectedly in love, which leads to her greatest loss and her most destructive deed.

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