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The Dresser

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Original title
The Dresser
Year
Running time
118 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Ronald Harwood (Theater: Ronald Harwood)
Music
James Horner
Cinematography
Kevin Pike
Cast
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Producer
Columbia Pictures / Goldcrest Films International / World Film Services
Genre
Drama | Stage Play. II World War
Synopsis / Plot
In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand - the dresser, is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. The pathos of his backstage efforts rival the pathos in the story of Lear and the Fool that is being presented on-stage, as the situation comes to a crisis.
Awards
1983: 5 Nominations Oscar: Actores (Finney & Courtenay), direct., Movie, Adapted Screenplay
1983: Golden Globes: Best Actor Drama (Tom Courtenay). 5 Nominations
1984: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear - Best Actor (Albert Finney) and C.I.D.A.L.C. Award
1984: BAFTA: 7 Nominations, including Best Film
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