Vera Drake 2004
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Vera Drake 2004
Wife. Mother. Criminal.
Plot: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Story: Vera Drake is a selfless woman who is completely devoted to, and loved by, her working class family. She spends her days doting on them and caring for her sick neighbor and elderly mother. However, she also secretly visits women and helps them induce miscarriages for unwanted pregnancies. While the practice itself was illegal in 1950s England, Vera sees herself as simply helping women in need, and always does so with a smile and kind words of encouragement. When the authorities finally find her out, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel.
Did you know: Despite Mike Leigh's reputation, the film budget was so tight that during the penultimate week, they ran out of money, so Leigh and the cast rehearsed for a further week before carrying on.
Release date: 22 October 2004
User Votes: 7.7
Countries: UK, France,
Genres: Crime, Drama,
MPAA Rating: image
Runtime: 125 minutes
Oscars: None
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