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2,500 Ratings

Vera Drake

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


In 1950s London, Vera Drake goes on her way, bustling cheerily around, cleaning for the upper classes, looking after her family and friends and helping young women to end unwanted pregnancies. Her lifestyle is modest but happy until the police begin to close in.

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Vera Drake Directed by Mike Leigh

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2004 | 3 wins including: Golden Lion

Academy Awards

2005 | 3 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Village Voice Film Poll

2004 | Winner: Best Performance

2004 | Nominee: Best Film

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