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Vera Drake
8.3
/10
4,366 Ratings

VERA DRAKE

Directed by Mike Leigh
United Kingdom, 2004
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Synopsis

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

Synopsis

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

Our take

Mike Leigh’s dedicated troupe of performers (including Happy Go Lucky stars Sally Hawkins and Eddie Marsan) are led by a spectacular Imelda Staunton in this compelling family drama: an astute and intelligent 1950s political period piece. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.