Vera Drake | 2004

Drama, Foreign
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 ...more
Director: Mike Leigh
Writers: Mike Leigh
Awards: 3 Oscar nominations. Another 16 wins & 12 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Vera Drake

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... Sid

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... Ethel

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... Frank

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... Joyce

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... Stan

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... Reg

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... Lily

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... WPC Best

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Company

Canal Plus

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Financier

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Les Films Alain Sarde

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Synopsis

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 she is finally found out by the authorities, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel.

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