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Mike Leigh (writer)
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Release Date:
February 1994 (USA) See more »
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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 »
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10 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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(123 articles)
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Zurich Film Festival to Honor Director Mike Leigh
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Mike Leigh to receive Zurich honour
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One of the best films of the Nineties See more (113 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)
 
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
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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The script was largely created by improvisation during 11 weeks of rehearsal before shooting. The script was only 25 pages long.See more »
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Johnny:I've got an infinite number of places to go, the problem is where to stay.See more »
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116 out of 133 people found the following review useful.
One of the best films of the Nineties, 18 October 1999
Author: Dodger-9 from York

Having a bad day? Then check out Mike Leigh's masterpiece; the tale of Johnny, a mid twenties Mancunian drifter who heads down to London (having nicked a car) and tracks down an old girlfriend. He seduces Sophie (the excellent Katrin Cartlidge), unleashes a display of venom on his old lover, Louise (Lesley Sharp) and staggers off into the night when both women become too much for him to bear. His odyssey takes him to a world of the homeless, including an illiterate Scot (Trainspotting's Ewen Bremner) and his long suffering girlfriend (Susan Vidler) and a lonely nightwatchman (Peter Wight) guarding empty space. It's during this lengthy scene that David Thewlis proves to be one of the most versatile actors of his generation, delivering a speech of bleak complexity and pre-millennial doom that leaves most viewers reeling. Juxtaposed with Johnny is Louise's rapist Yuppie landlord (Greg Cruttwell), perhaps the weakest character in the movie. He's rich, crass and brutal, but also appears to be a sneering cartoon character, overshadowed by Johnny's hard edged intellect. Naked is the flip side of Leigh's previous movie, Life is Sweet. A bitter tale of loneliness, depression and Thatcher's wasted youth that seemed to be forgotten by most home grown film-makers in the mad rush to emulate Wall Street. Had a bad day? Then this is the equivalent of the Blues for the eyes and food for thought. Cheers Mr Leigh.

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