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.
 
IMDB:
7.1
Metacritic:
47
Rotten Tomatoes:
54%
R
Year:
2015
119 min
$2,021,399
Website
2,079 Views


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(SOMBRE DRUMBEAT)

(DRAMATIC ACOUSTIC GUITAR)

(LIGHTER CLICKS)

I'm back, you bastards.

(DOG BARKS IN DISTANCE)

(CAR DOOR SLAMS)

(CAR APPROACHING)

ls that, uh...

Dior?

Very good, Sergeant Farrat.

My design, but Dior-inspired.

Myrtle Dunnage.

Tilly.

- You grew up.

- You got old.

Sad, but true.

What have I done this time?

Fine leather...

can be irreparably damaged

by moisture and mildew,

Tilly.

How's my mother?

Molly... doesn't

get out much these days.

Did anyone... know

you were coming?

They'll know soon enough.

(DOOR THUDS, BOTTLES CLINK)

(CLINKING CONTINUES, RUSTLING)

Mum?

(COUGHS)

- (THUD!)

- Oh!

- (CLATTER!)

- (SIGHS)

WOMAN:
Have you come

about the possum?

You can't have him.

Because we wanna keep him,

don't we?

(BIRDSONG)

(GROANS)

(COUGHS)

TILLY:
Do you remember

Miss Harridene?

The schoolteacher?

(SIGHS)

(CLANG!)

- (LAUGHS)

- (BELL CONTINUES RINGING)

(GASPS)

Stewart Pettyman.

(BELL CLANGS LOUDLY)

Do you remember him?

HARRIDENE:
Left, right.

Left, right. Left, right.

He was Miss Harridene's favourite.

(GASPS) Miss Harridene,

she stained me.

- She stained me with the ink!

- Huh?

(WHIMPERS)

(SIGHS)

What about Mr Almanac?

The chemist?

I don't even know who you are.

Hmm. Hmm.

Hmm.

Sinners...

(BANG, CRASH!)

- (RATTLING)

- Ah!

We both remember Mr Almanac.

Apply three times daily.

Thank you, Mr Almanac.

Come on, Myrtle.

Your mother's a slut

and you're a bastard.

What about

Shire President Pettyman?

Hmm?

Now, there's a reason to vote.

- (BANG!)

- MAN:
Oh!

(RATTLING)

I don't know why

you've come to this... hole.

There's nothing here.

I came because...

I need you to remember me, Mum.

Mum?

I need you to remember

so I can remember.

Remember what?

Being my daughter? Hmph.

- That too.

- Fat chance.

What else?

Did I commit a murder?

(LAUGHS) What?

Am I a murderer?

Is that why I'm cursed?

You don't remember

committing a murder?

No.

Well... (SNIFFS)

it's not something

you're likely to forget.

I know.

What if you are a murderer?

I wouldn't be

in the least surprised.

- (SCREAMS) Murder!

- Stop it! Come on.

- Murder!

- Oh! Ah! Ooh!

- Help! Help!

- Don't... Oh!

- Ah!

- (PANTS)

Oh, Oh!

Murder!

' Molly! ' Oh!

Help! Help!

Ah! Ah!

Murder! Ah!

- Let me go, you bitch.

- No, no, no. No! No!

- You've got to...

- (GROWLS)

- Molly, stop it!

- (YELLS)

- It's just a bath.

- (PANTS)

You're filthy dirty

and you stink, Mum!

Rape!

- Stop, stop...

- Rape!

Who in their right mind would be

up there raping Mad Molly?

A lady with little balls!

Knew there was a reasonable

explanation, Barney.

WOMAN:
Myrtle Dunnage is back.

Haven't seen her

since she was a kid.

She moved.

They sent her away, Barney -

for the good of us all.

Dunnybum's come home.

(CHUCKLES)

Wonder how she turned out.

RECORD:
Sock it all over town

People pointing at me

They call me a muddy cloud

You better meet me

Baby

Meet me with

your black dress on...

(HUMS)

You better meet me

- Eugh!

- Hey, babe...

(KNOCK AT DOOR)

HARRIDENE:
Sergeant Farrat!

I know you're in there!

My geraniums

have been assaulted!

- (SIGHS)

- (KNOCK AT DOOR)

(SOFTLY) Morning, Beulah.

HARRIDENE:
I'm sure

I saw that half-finished one,

Barney McSwiney,

peering at me

from on the top of the silo.

(HORN HONKS)

Ah. There's Elsbeth Beaumont.

Young William's back

from West Australia, I see.

My son.

Home at last.

Ready to embrace your future!

(SIGHS)

There's Mrs A.

Ah.

Yoo-hoo, Mrs Almanac.

Oh! Ooh!

Can't you help her with some

of them drugs of yours, Mr A?

Addictive!

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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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