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The Dresser (Peter Yates, 1983)

In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand, the dresser, Norman (Sir Tom Courtenay), is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support deteriorating star Sir (Albert Finney) 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.

Peter Yates
Ronald Harwood
Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Edward Fox.

Subtitles in English -  hard coded.
Title in Portuguese - O Fiel Camareiro
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Movie nominated for 5 Oscars
Music by James Horner.
One of the posters for this movie featured a long preamble that read: "Tom Courtenay is The Dresser. The wardrobe man devoted to the Star. Albert Finney is The Star. The actor devoted to himself. The story is about their friendship. The tears. The heartbreaks. The joys. The fears. The devotion. The dreams . . . What happens backstage is always pure drama. And often pure comedy".

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