Set in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson's eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.
You can sew almost anything into the canvas of a coat.
When I was a boy, I started to hide things in the lining of the garments.
Things that only I knew were there.
Would you have dinner with me?
I feel as if I've been looking for you for a very long time.
You look beautiful.
I have things I want to do.
Things I simply cannot do without you.
Reynolds has made my dreams come true, and I have given him what he desires most in return.
Every piece of me.
Why are you not married?
Her arrival has cast a very long shadow.
She's barely looked at you this evening, has she?
May I warn you of something?
My brother can feel cursed, that love is doomed for him.
I don't like the fabric.
Maybe one day you'll change your taste.
Maybe I like my own taste.
Just enough to get you in trouble.
Perhaps I'm looking for trouble.
There is an air of quiet death in this house.
You're not cursed, you're loved by me.
Stop playing this game!
What precisely is the nature of my game?
All your rules and your clothes and all this money and everything is a game!
This was an ambush.
Were you sent here to ruin my evening and possibly my entire life?
Whatever you do, do it carefully.