GenreDrama, Romance Story byBeryl Bainbridge CountryUnited States
Release dateOctober 16, 1988 (1988-10-16) (United States) Based onThe Dressmaker by Beryl Bainbridge WriterBeryl Bainbridge (novel), John McGrath CastJoan Plowright (Nellie), Billie Whitelaw (Margo), Pete Postlethwaite (Jack), Jane Horrocks (Rita) Similar moviesAn Awfully Big Adventure (1995)
The Dressmaker is a 1988 British drama film directed by Jim O'Brien and starring Joan Plowright, Billie Whitelaw and Pete Postlethwaite. Set during the Second World War in England, the story concerns a claustrophobic relationship between two middle-aged sisters and their fragile 17-year-old niece. It is an adaptation of the novel The Dressmaker by Beryl Bainbridge.