The Dressmaker

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Jocelyn Moorhouse
Production: Amazon Studios & Broad Green Pictures
  15 wins & 38 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min

All she needs is God's forgiveness

and a wholesome diet.



- What?

Prudence, Mr Almanac's coming.

Ah! She won't get me!

Whoa there! Gotcha.


- By the light...

- Here's your mail.

- Of the silvery moon...



- (GASPS) Gert. Gert.!

It's William!

Pratt's. Hasn't changed.

Ah, the remittent son returneth.


the Windswept Crest account.

Your silvery beams

will bring love's dreams

We'll be cuddling soon


By the silvery moon...

Doesn't Reggie Blood

have a lovely singing voice?


I call Reggie the Perry Como

of Dungatar. (LAUGHS)

But much better-looking,

don't you think?

(SIGHS) William's back.

It's nice to see you home, William.

What? Oh.

Excuse us, Gert.

I was... only after some coils

of fencing wire, Mr Pratt.

I have your mother's unpaid accounts

of the last two years.

Comes to a total of 347,

10 shillings and 8 pence.

William's travelled.

He's very worldly these days.


Does he have a lady friend?

Well, our Gert's

a handsome, capable girl.

She knows feedstock,


(WHISPERS) Mother!

And what powders are lethal

to maggots and fly-struck merinos!

I'm afraid...

William will have to look

much further than here

for suitable... companionship.

Who lives at Mad Molly's now?

Mad Molly. Only she's dead.

Someone's alive, Mother.

They've lit a fire.

- She's back!

- Jesus!

The murderess is back!




Irma, the cushion!

(SQUEALS) You're off the paper!

Evan, you're off the paper!

It's going to rain tomorrow.

Windows will need cleaning

when it stops.

The latches and the doorknobs

need a good soaking as well.


A situation has developed,

and until it's settled, I don't

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Jocelyn Moorhouse

Jocelyn Denise Moorhouse (born 4 September 1960) is an Australian writer and film director. She has directed films such as Proof, How to Make an American Quilt and A Thousand Acres.Moorhouse has produced some of her husband, film director P. J. Hogan's films: Muriel's Wedding and 2012's Mental. In 2012, Moorhouse directed her first play Sex with Strangers for the Sydney Theatre Company. In October 2014, she started filming The Dressmaker, with Kate Winslet and Judy Davis. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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