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Thumbnail for Vera Drake (2004) Vera Drake (2004)

Basics Critics:80Viewers:74Rusty:76
Category: DramaSub-Category: dramaMain subject: abortion, illegal abortion, abortion law, reproductive rightsNarrative location: LondonRuntime: 126 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United Kingdom, FranceDirector: Mike LeighScreenwriter: Mike LeighMusic: Andrew DicksonCinematography: Dick PopeStars: Imelda Staunton, Daniel Mays, Phil Davis, Peter Wight, Adrian Scarborough, Heather Craney, Alex Kelly, Richard Graham, Eddie Marsan, Anna Keaveney Producer: Simon Channing-Williams, Alain SardeStudio: UK Film Council, Ingenious Media, Thin Man Films, Les Films Alain SardeAwards won: European Film Award for Best Actress (Imelda Staunton)
Golden Lion
National Board of Review: Top Ten Films
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actress (Imelda Staunton)
Academy Award for Best Director (Mike Leigh)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Mike Leigh)
European Film Award for Best Film (Les Films Alain Sarde, Thin Man Films, Mike Leigh)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

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