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Vera Drake

Vera Drake

A Feature film by Mike Leigh

Produced by Les Films Alain Sarde

Release in France : 09/02/2005


    Vera Drake lives with Stan, her husband, and their two children, Sid and Ethel: a happy, tightly-knit working-class family.
    Vera is a cleaning lady. Stan, a mechanic, works in his brother’s garage.
    Sid is an apprentice tailor. Ethel works in a light bulb factory.
    Energetic and cheerful, warm-hearted and devoted, Vera gives her all to her family and neighbors.
    On the quiet, she also helps young women have abortions.
    When one of these women is hospitalized in a serious condition, the police investigates and comes to arrest Vera during the family‚s celebration of Ethel’s engagement.

    Actors (15)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films Alain Sarde

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    Foreign production company :

    Thin Man Films

    French distribution :

    Mars Distribution

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    Photos (7)

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producer :

    Alain Sarde

    Director of Photography :

    Dick Pope

    Editor :

    Jim Clark

    Costume designer :

    Jacqueline Durran

    Still Photographer :

    Simon Mein

    Screenwriter :

    Mike Leigh

    Sound Recordist :

    Tim Fraser

    Music Composer :

    Andrew Dickson

    Artistic director :

    Eve Stewart

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Great Britain, France

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    Runtime :

    2 h 5 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SR