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Pieces of a Woman (2020)

R | | Drama | 7 January 2021 (USA)
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When a young mother's home birth ends in unfathomable tragedy, she begins a year-long odyssey of mourning that fractures relationships with loved ones in this deeply personal story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss.


Kornél Mundruczó


Kata Wéber
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Vanessa Kirby ... Martha
Shia LaBeouf ... Sean
Ellen Burstyn ... Elizabeth
Iliza Shlesinger ... Anita
Benny Safdie ... Chris
Sarah Snook ... Suzanne
Molly Parker ... Eva
Steven McCarthy ... Photographer
Tyrone Benskin ... Judge
Frank Schorpion ... Lane
Harry Standjofski ... Court Clerk
Domenic Di Rosa ... Medical Examiner
Jimmie Fails ... Max
Juliette Casagrande Juliette Casagrande ... Little Girl
Gayle Garfinkle Gayle Garfinkle ... Judith


Martha and Sean are a Boston couple on the verge of parenthood whose lives change irrevocably when a home birth ends in unimaginable tragedy. Thus begins a yearlong odyssey for Martha, who must navigate her grief while working through fractious relationships with her husband and her domineering mother, along with the publicly vilified midwife, whom she must face in court. A deeply personal, searing, and ultimately transcendent story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss. Written by Netflix

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content, graphic nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Despite featuring one of the longest delivery scenes ever in film, director Kornél Mundruczó stated that they still sort-of cheated reality by squeezing the entire emotional rollercoaster of a 10-12 hour delivery into a 23-minute scene. See more »


When Sean sees a painting on the wall of Suzanne's office, he claims that it's the Tacoma Bridge. That is a painting of the Bosphorus Bridge, which is in Istanbul, Turkey. It can be easily distinguished from the mosque next to it. See more »


Judge: Yes, how did you feel holding your baby you had just given birth to?
Lane: She smelled like an apple.
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Crazy Credits

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Written by Orri P. Dyrason (as Orri Pall Dyrason), Kjartan Sveinsson, Jon Thor Birgisson, Georg Holm
Performed by Sigur Rós
Courtesy of Krunk Records/ADA UK
By arrangement with ADA Licensing, a division of Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

Good but not great
21 January 2021 | by mohammedsalehali99See all my reviews

Overall, this movie is pretty decent. I have to say that I expected a bit more but in the end I wasn't really disappointed. Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf were both great but there were moments in both of their performances that were just a little bit off. The highlight of the film has got to be its opening scene which is about 27 minutes long. This scene was absolutely incredible and highly salute them for their work. After that the movie goes up and down over and over again. It's meant to be sad and heartbreaking but I just didn't REALLY feel that when I was watching.

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Release Date:

7 January 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Montreal, Québec, Canada See more »

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1.85 : 1
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