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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.

Director:

Kornél Mundruczó

Writer:

Kata Wéber
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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
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Storyline

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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Drama

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

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The opening title appears after 30 minutes and 48 seconds from the beginning of the film See more »

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Martha has her nails clean at the court house, but just after that, at home, her nails are painted black again. See more »

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Elizabeth: And I'm ashamed of me. That I wasn't a good enough mother to teach you how to stand up and speak for yourself, for God's sakes. And to deal with this. Like my mother taught me. After my father went into the ghetto, my mother found a shack, an empty shack, that she went into and gave birth to me. Without any help at all. She stashed me under the floorboards when she had to go out and steal food. So she could make milk enough to keep me alive, but just alive. Not strong enough to cry, or we'd be ...
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What If
Written by Alexandra Berglof, Faris Badwan
Performed by Berg
Courtesy of Lyric House, LLC
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Great Acting!
14 January 2021 | by oneill2424See all my reviews

Ellen Burstyn continues to be a great actress. She's amazing in this! And still so beautiful at age 88+! Vanessa Kirby is also excellent. The subject matter is painful and uncomfortable. This is raw and real. Not for everyone.


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Canada | Hungary | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pieces of a Woman See more »

Filming Locations:

Montreal, Québec, Canada See more »

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1.85 : 1
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