A scathing look at Britain in the post-Thatcher era, Mike Leigh's Naked stars David Thewlis as Johnny, an unemployed layabout with a philosophical bent and a nasty edge. In the opening scene, he's committing rape, and before the credits even roll, he's also stolen a car to flee from Manchester to the London home of an old girlfriend (Lesley Sharp). The film's loose, sprawling narrative follows Johnny as he randomly makes his way through the streets of London, encountering a homeless Scottish couple, a nightwatchman and a series of women whom he charms and discards. He lives defiantly outside of the system, refusing to conform to the demands of anyone (including himself).

Product Details

Release Date: 04/15/1997
UPC: 0794043431135
Original Release: 1993
Rating: R
Source: New Line Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Thewlis Johnny
Lesley Sharp Louise
Katrin Cartlidge Sophie
Greg Cruttwell Jeremy
Claire Skinner Sandra
Mike Leigh Actor
Lesley Sharpe Actor
Peter Wight Brian
Susan Vidler Maggie
Deborah MacLaren Woman In Window
Gina McKee Cafe Girl
Elizabeth Berrington Giselle
Ewen Bremner Archie
Robert Putt Chauffeur
Peter Whitman Mr. Halpern
David Foxxe Tea Bar Owner
Sandra Voe Bag Lady
Toby Jones Man in Tea Bar

Technical Credits
Mike Leigh Director,Screenwriter
Christine Blundell Makeup
Simon Channing-Williams Producer
Alison Chitty Production Designer
Andrew Dickson Score Composer
Andrew Dixon Score Composer
Jon Gregory Editor
Lindy Hemming Costumes/Costume Designer
Steven Jones-Evans Production Designer
Dick Pope Camera Operator,Cinematographer
Eve Stewart Art Director

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Naked 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mike Leigh has always been an interesting filmmaker, running the gamut from touching to disturbing, but none of his films rings so home on both ends as this. Shot with a bare script and mostly improvised dialogue, it's a film focused on characters and delivers amazing performances across the board, but particularly from David Thewlis, who is mezmerizing as the mentally troubled Johnny. Listening to his breakneck rants, which actually carry a central philosophy of sorts, is a marvel. The film's loose narrative gives plenty of room for the actors to breathe, and shines because of it. Simply put, it's an amazing film.
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