A new restoration of the acclaimed British period drama VERA DRAKE by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Mike Leigh (Happy-Go-Lucky, Another Year, Mr. Turner, Peterloo). London, 1950: Vera Drake (Imelda Staunton) lives with her husband Stan (Phil Davis) and their grown-up children, Sid (Daniel Mays) and Ethel (Alex Kelly). They are not rich, but they are a happy, close family. Vera cleans houses, Stan is a mechanic in his brother's garage, Sid works for a tailor and Ethel works in a factory testing lightbulbs. But selfless Vera has a side-line which she keeps secret from all of those around her: without accepting payment, she helps young women to end unwanted pregnancies. When one of these girls is rushed to hospital following an abortion, the police investigation leads to Vera and her world comes crashing down. With a phenomenal British cast also featuring Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan and Jim Broadbent, VERA DRAKE was nominated for three Academy Awards (Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director) and won the BAFTAs for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director.

Vera Drake

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Number of Discs
1
Release Date
15/11/2021
Studio
StudioCanal
format
DVD / Restored
Duration
115
Certificate UK
12

A new restoration of the acclaimed British period drama VERA DRAKE by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Mike Leigh (Happy-Go-Lucky, Another Year, Mr. Turner, Peterloo). London, 1950: Vera Drake (Imelda Staunton) lives with her husband Stan (Phil Davis) and their grown-up children, Sid (Daniel Mays) and Ethel (Alex Kelly). They are not rich, but they are a happy, close family. Vera cleans houses, Stan is a mechanic in his brother's garage, Sid works for a tailor and Ethel works in a factory testing lightbulbs. But selfless Vera has a side-line which she keeps secret from all of those around her: without accepting payment, she helps young women to end unwanted pregnancies. When one of these girls is rushed to hospital following an abortion, the police investigation leads to Vera and her world comes crashing down. With a phenomenal British cast also featuring Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan and Jim Broadbent, VERA DRAKE was nominated for three Academy Awards (Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director) and won the BAFTAs for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director.

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Director: Mike Leigh
Producer: Simon Channing Williams
Producer: Alain Sarde
Writer: Mike Leigh
Music: Andrew Dickson
Cinematographer: Dick Pope
Actor: Sally Hawkins
Actor: Eddie Marsan
Actor: Ruth Sheen
Actor: Helen Coker
Actor: Martin Savage
Actor: Sinead Matthews
Actor: Allan Corduner
Actor: Lesley Sharp
Actor: Jim Broadbent
Actor: Fenella Woolgar
Actor: Imelda Staunton
Actor: Philip Davis
Actor: Daniel Mays

Main Format
DVD
Keyword Index
Vera Drake|Imelda Staunton
Colour
Colour
Region
Region 2
Extras 1
High Definition extras tbc
Extras 2
Language(s):English, InteractiveMenu
Catalogue Number
OPTD4407

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