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Vera Drake

  • Would you like a cup of tea, my dear?

Mike Leigh's award-winning and Oscar-nominated film takes a look at backstreet abortions, as carried out in 1950s England. The protaganist is a working-class housewife, who, inbetween caring for her family and being a maid, also helps out young women who find themselves in the family way. When one of these girls end up in hospital, the police come calling...


124 minutes, No persons under 13
Drama, Female interest, On the Art Circuit.

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Credits
Cast
Imelda Staunton, Richard Graham, Eddie Marsan, Anna Keaveney, Alex Kelly, Daniel Mays, Philip Davis
Director
Mike Leigh
ScreenplayMike Leigh
MusicAndrew Dickson
CinematographyDick Pope
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2004
Produced byFilm Council, Ingenious Media, Studio Canal, The Inside Track, Thin Man Films

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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape ArgusYunus Kemp15
Cape TimesCarina Chocano15
The StarDiane de Beer18
Die BurgerPaul Boekkooi15
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge10
International Media
eye Weekly (Canada)Adam Nayman15
Box Office (USA)Sheri Linden15
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli18
Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert20
BBC (UK)Adrian Hennigan15
The Times (UK)Wendy Ide15
IMDB1164 Netizens16
Average .. 78%16


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