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

7.7
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Directed by

Mike Leigh

Written by

Mike Leigh (Writer)

Runtime

117 minutes

Country

United Kingdom, France

Language

English

Tagline

Wife. Mother. Criminal.

Cast

Keywords

england neighbor female protagonist police 1950s women's prison miscarriage unwanted pregnancy pregnancy mother role tailor fingerprint

Photos

Lists

#256 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Directing

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Original Screenplay