Statement of responsibility: directed by Mike Leigh
Vera Drake is a woman devoted completely to her working class family. She spends her time caring for her elderly mother and sick neighbour, but also secretly visits women with unwanted pregnancies, helping them induce miscarriage. With this practice illegal in 1950s England, Vera finds her life fall apart when the authorities find out.
Imelda Staunton, Phil Davis, Peter Wright, Jim Broadbent
DVD. Widescreen. Special features.
1950s; British film; Abortion