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Mike Leigh (writer)
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Release Date:
4 February 1994 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
When unbalance leads to submission
Plot:
Parallel tales of two sexually obsessed men, one hurting and annoying women physically and mentally, one wandering around the city talking to strangers and experiencing dimensions of life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
10 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Savage, Brutal, Brilliant. See more (112 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Thewlis ... Johnny

Lesley Sharp ... Louise

Katrin Cartlidge ... Sophie
Greg Cruttwell ... Jeremy

Claire Skinner ... Sandra

Peter Wight ... Brian

Ewen Bremner ... Archie
Susan Vidler ... Maggie
Deborah MacLaren ... Woman in Window

Gina McKee ... Cafe Girl
Carolina Giammetta ... Masseuse

Elizabeth Berrington ... Giselle
Darren Tunstall ... Poster Man
Robert Putt ... Chauffeur
Lynda Rooke ... Victim
Angela Curran ... Car Owner
Peter Whitman ... Mr Halpern
Jo Abercrombie ... Woman in Street
Elaine Britten ... Girl in Porsche
David Foxxe ... Tea Bar Owner
Mike Avenall ... Men at Tea Bar

Toby Jones ... Men at Tea Bar
Sandra Voe ... Bag Lady

Directed by
Mike Leigh 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mike Leigh  writer

Produced by
Simon Channing Williams .... producer
 
Original Music by
Andrew Dickson 
 
Cinematography by
Dick Pope 
 
Film Editing by
Jon Gregory 
 
Casting by
Susie Parriss 
Paddy Stern 
 
Production Design by
Alison Chitty 
 
Art Direction by
Eve Stewart 
 
Costume Design by
Lindy Hemming 
 
Makeup Department
Christine Blundell .... makeup artist
Kirstin Chalmers .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Georgina Lowe .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Zerlina Hughes .... fourth assistant director
Josh Robertson .... third assistant director
Rupert Ryle-Hodges .... first assistant director
Toby Sherborne .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Derek Creedon .... stand-by props
John Davies .... painter
Trisha Edwards .... production buyer
Guy Hunt .... stand-by carpenter
Piero Jamieson .... lead man
Nic Orlande .... carpenter (as Nick Orlande)
Tom Read .... art department assistant
Guy Rutter .... stand-by painter
Hank Schumacher .... construction manager
Reg Wheeler .... dressing props
Steve Wheeler .... property master
 
Sound Department
Sue Baker .... dubbing editor
Loveday Harding .... boom operator
André Jacquemin .... sound engineer
Peter Maxwell .... sound re-recording mixer
Imogen Pollard .... foley editor
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Ken Weston .... sound recordist
Steve Hancock .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
David Smith .... optical cameraman (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Martin Duncan .... best boy
Tom Lowen .... stand-by rigger (as Tommy Lowen)
Simon Mein .... still photographer
Dave Owen .... electrician
Chris Palmer .... generator operator
John Parsons .... gaffer
Dick Pope .... camera operator
Steve Potts .... generator operator
Andy Shuttleworth .... Steadicam operator
Simon Starling .... second assistant camera
Colin Strachan .... camera grip
Gary Turnbull .... focus puller
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sharon Long .... costume supervisor
Debbie Scott .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Kate Mackenzie .... first assistant editor
Ian Seymour .... second assistant editor
Tom Mayclim .... negative cutting assistant (uncredited)
Vaughn Mullady .... negative cutter (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Mike Carter .... location assistant
Neil Lee .... location manager
Mark Mostyn .... location manager
 
Music Department
Step Parikian .... music coordinator
 
Other crew
Chris Allies .... title designer
Stephanie Fauger .... production coordinator (as Stephanie Faugier)
Joyce Pierpoline .... publicist
Peter Shuttleworth .... production runner
Christopher Simon .... assistant accountant
Christopher Simon .... assistant accountant
Heather Storr .... script supervisor
Claudine Sturdy .... assistant to producer
Will Tyler .... production accountant
 

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126 min
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Trivia:
At the beginning of the movie, Johnny says "I used to be a werewolf, but I'm all right noowwww!!". In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) (and its sequels), actor David Thewlis does play a werewolf.See more »
Quotes:
Johnny:I know it's a bit cheeky but, er, I'm a cheeky young monkey!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Mike Leigh in Conversation (2008) (V)See more »

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81 out of 95 people found the following review useful.
Savage, Brutal, Brilliant., 2 June 2006
Author: El_Farmerino_Esq from United Kingdom

There are precious few movies to which I would give a perfect rating and none so difficult to justify as Naked. Indeed, when I mention the depth of my appreciation for the film most who have seen it tend to reel in horror whilst deriding its unpleasantness...

So how do I justify it? I could witter on about the brilliance of David Thewlis' performance, the excellent support cast, the devastatingly witty dialogue and Leigh's assured direction until the cows came home, but this still wouldn't totally do it. I can't say a lot about the plot because, well, there isn't a great deal of plot to speak of. So what is it?

I'll tell you what it is: it's the honesty of it. The brutal, searing, sickening honesty. Here is a film unafraid to hold a mirror up to the dark, venal, destructive underbelly of our society - a film that portrays relentlessly and unflinchingly a side of our character which we'd prefer to simply sweep under the carpet. It takes everything that is immoral, degenerate and depraved in modern society and smears it all over the screen in a grubby orgy of loathing. It is not simply a movie with teeth but one with rabid, venomous, acid-tipped fangs, tearing and gnashing at our pompous ideas about our own natures.

There are many movies which are fantastically enjoyable and make for a sterling night out with friends and family. This is not one of them. Naked is disturbing, unpleasant, frightening and utterly bleak. It is also quite brilliant.

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