• Vera Drake
  • Vera Drake
  • Vera Drake

Vera Drake

by Mike Leigh Retro: Mike Leigh

Vera Drake works in a factory and takes loving care of her husband, children and ill mother. What nobody knows, however, is that she also performs illegal abortions on young women, for free. When a girl almost dies as a result of one of these ‘operations’, Vera finds herself in serious trouble.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: UK, France, 2004
  • Runtime: 125 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German, French
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  • Director: Mike Leigh
  • Cast: Imelda Staunton, Richard Graham, Eddie Marsan, Anna Keaveney, Alex Kelly, Daniel Mays, Philip Davis, Lesley Manville
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  • Screenplay: Mike Leigh
  • Cinematography: Dick Pope
  • Editor: Jim Clark
  • Music: Andrew Dickson
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  • Producers: Simon Channing Williams, Alain Sarde
  • Co-Producer: Georgina Lowe
  • Executive Producers: Gail Egan, Christine Gozlan, Robert Jones, Duncan Reid
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  • Production Companies: Ingenious Media, Inside Track 1, Untitled 03, Les Films Alain Sarde
  • World Sales: StudioCanal (FR)
  • Swiss Distribution: Frenetic Films AG
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