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Director:
Writer:
Mike Leigh (writer)
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Release Date:
February 1994 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
10 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Amazing See more (111 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Thewlis ... Johnny

Lesley Sharp ... Louise Clancy

Katrin Cartlidge ... Sophie
Greg Cruttwell ... Jeremy G. Smart

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 with Jeremy
David Foxxe ... Tea Bar Owner
Mike Avenall ... Man at Tea Bar

Toby Jones ... Man 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
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)
 
Music Department
Step Parikian .... music coordinator
 
Other crew
Chris Allies .... title designer
Mike Carter .... location assistant
Stephanie Fauger .... production coordinator (as Stephanie Faugier)
Neil Lee .... location manager
Mark Mostyn .... location manager
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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131 min | South Korea:112 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 one.See more »
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Maggie:Have you ever seen a dead body?
Johnny:Only me own.
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41 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Amazing, 12 January 2003
Author: Mark Wintle (mewintle@aol.com) from Morris Township, NJ, USA

If you liked Pi or The Cruise then you should check out Naked. It's an amazing exploration of a man descended into nihilism, who leaves victims of his intellectual bullying (and misogyny) everywhere. No, it's not PC. Yes, it feels so real. Sorry to gush, but I loved this film.

I like American Existential Anti-Heroes. I wasn't really prepared to confront an English Existential Anti-Hero. Wow, what a different take on a similar stimulus.

This film is a monument to gritty realism, without being self-conscious about it. You can taste this movie. But you never feel like it was faked or forced. The camera work and the lighting never get in the way. I usually notice such things, and here it was invisible and completely immersive. David Thewlis throws every bit of his body into this movie. Even the great closing credit scene.

I would be remiss if I didn't point out the fantastic black humor, especially since some people said it wasn't funny! Sophie wails in the most sustained way I have ever seen in drama. And it's hysterical, even as you're hurting with her. The frantic Scottish kid made me rewind again and again. While I agree that the "landlord" character could have been over the top, his reaction to Johnny flailing on the floor made me laugh out loud. The two characters are really barely distinguishable but that one is a dandy and the other has a fondness for the gutter. As the poster-hanger beats the crap out of our anti-hero you can't help but laugh. And then you nod along as Louise tells him he had it coming in her terrific and constant deadpan (with an occasional suggestion of a smile).

As our protagonist points out, in the end, all the books, and all the learning, and all the discussion, still don't help you understand the point of the cruel joke of life. Yes, it's an old dorm-room discussion that freshman are still having for the 1st time. But that doesn't make the question and the questioning any less desperate. It is human to cry out in pain, even when it's self-inflicted. The references to making a choice for self-destruction are throughout the dialogue, but not so much so that they hit you in the head.

Naked is depressing and euphoric at the same time. Yes it's often "awful", but how can you not cheer for someone who loves life and is trying his hardest to fully engage it? And not one character (or question) gets a pat Hollywood ending or moral -- woo-hoo!

This movie is why people can call film a legitimate art form. It provokes thought, it is drama, and it is beautiful. It thrills me.

Someone asked if the dialogue was improvised. According to IFC, Mike Leigh rehearsed with the cast for 11 weeks before writing the script, which then came to only 25 pages.

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