Phantom Thread is a 2017 American period drama film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

Official trailers

Annapurna Pictures on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 released the trailer:

Story intro

In 1950s London, renowned fashion designer Reynolds Woodcock creates dresses for members of high society. His charisma and genius are matched by his obsessive and controlling personality. Cyril, his sister, manages the day-to-day operations of his fashion house and has significant influence over his life. The superstitious Reynolds is haunted by the death of their mother, and often stitches hidden messages into the linings of the dresses he makes. After designing a new gown for a revered client, Countess Henrietta Harding, Reynolds visits a restaurant in the countryside and becomes interested in a foreign waitress, Alma. He asks her to have dinner with him, and she accepts. Their relationship develops, and she moves in with him, becoming his model, muse and lover. Cyril initially distrusts Alma but comes to respect her willfulness and determination. At first, Alma enjoys being a part of Reynolds' work, but he proves aloof, hard to please and overly finicky. They begin to bicker. When Alma tries to show her love for Reynolds by preparing a romantic dinner for two, he lashes out, saying he will not tolerate deviations from the routines he has worked hard to perfect. Alma "retaliates" by poisoning Reynolds' tea with wild mushrooms gathered outside his country house. As he readies a wedding gown for a Belgian princess, Reynolds collapses, damaging the dress and forcing his staff to work all night to repair it. He becomes gravely ill and has hallucinations of his mother. Alma nurses him back to health. He asks her to marry him; she accepts.


Daniel Day-Lewis
Reynolds Woodcock
Vicky Krieps
Alma Elson
Lesley Manville
Cyril Woodcock
Camilla Rutherford
Gina McKee
Countess Henrietta Harding
George Glasgow
Nigel Cheddar-Goode
Brian Gleeson
Dr. Robert Hardy
Harriet Sansom Harris
Barbara Rose
Lujza Richter
Princess Mona Braganza
Julia Davis
Lady Baltimore
Nicholas Mander
Lord Baltimore
Philip Franks
Peter Martin
Phyllis MacMahon
Silas Carson
Rubio Gurrerro
Richard Graham
George Riley
Martin Dew
John Evans
Ian Harrod
the Registrar
Jane Perry
Mrs. Vaughan


Principal photography began in late January 2017 in Lythe, England, United Kingdom, with a number of other locations in the North York Moors National Park also featuring, including Robin Hood's Bay and Staithes.

The film Phantom Thread was scheduled to be released on December 11, 2017 (Walter Reade Theater), on December 25, 2017 (United States) and on February 1, 2018 (Germany) by Focus Features (US), Bitters End, CinemArt, NCG Distribution, Parco Co. Ltd., United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), VaataFilmi, Film1, KVH Media Group and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The duration of the film is 130 minutes. With a budget of $35 million, the film grossed over $47.8 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Phantom Thread got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

External links

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Wikipedia: Phantom Thread

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