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by Mike Leigh


Vera Drake, a perfect mother and a generous woman in the eyes of everybody, hides the secret of a terrible activity : she helps some women to get rid of unwanted babies...

international title: Vera Drake
original title: Vera Drake
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: StudioCanal
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Mike Leigh
film run: 125'
release date: IT 05/11/2004, GR 24/12/2004, UK 07/01/2005, HU 27/01/2005, DK 28/01/2005, DE 03/02/2005, FI 04/02/2005, FR 09/02/2005, SE 11/02/2005, BE 16/02/2005, NL 24/02/2005, ES 25/02/2005, AT 08/04/2005, BU 11/08/2005
screenplay: Mike Leigh
cast: Imelda Staunton, Richard Graham, Eddie Marsan, Anna Keaveney, Alex Kelly
cinematography by: Dick Pope
film editing: Jim Clark
art director: John Bush
costumes designer: Jacqueline Durran
music: Andrew Dickson
producer: Simon Channing Williams, Alain Sarde
production: UK Film Council, Les Films Alain Sarde, Thin Man Films, The Inside Track, Ingenious Media, Studio Canal
distributor: StudioCanal, A-Film Distribution (NL), Concorde Filmverleih (DE), Frenetic Films (CH), BIM Ditribuzione (IT), Mars Distribution (FR), Moment Picture (UK), SPI International (CZ), Vértigo Films S.L (ES)

main awards/selection

Venice 2004Golden Lion for best Film, Coppa Volpi for best actress (Imelda Staunton)
EFA 2004Best Actress (Imelda Staunton)
12e Camerimage, Torun (PO), 2004Golden Frog (Dick Pope)

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