Vera Drake


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
Made in2004
Produced byFilm Council, Ingenious Media, Studio Canal, The Inside Track, Thin Man Films

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Yunus Kemp
15
The Cape Times
Carina Chocano
15
The Star
Diane de Beer
18
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi
15
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman
15
Box Office
Sheri Linden
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
18
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
20
BBC
Adrian Hennigan
15
The Times
Wendy Ide
15

What the People say

Internet
1164 Netizens
16

Average .. 78%

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