Naked

Naked

Directed by Mike Leigh • 1993 • United Kingdom
Starring David Thewlis, Lesley Sharpe, Katrin Cartlidge

The brilliant and controversial NAKED, from director Mike Leigh, stars David Thewlis as Johnny, a charming and eloquent but relentlessly vicious drifter. Rejecting anyone who might care for him, the volcanic Johnny hurls himself around London on a nocturnal odyssey, colliding with a succession of other desperate and dispossessed people and scorching everyone in his path. With a virtuoso script and raw performances from Thewlis and costars Katrin Cartlidge and Lesley Sharp, Leigh’s depiction of England’s underbelly is an amalgam of black comedy and doomsday prophecy that took the best director and best actor prizes at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.

Naked
  • Naked

    Directed by Mike Leigh • 1993 • United Kingdom
    Starring David Thewlis, Lesley Sharpe, Katrin Cartlidge

    The brilliant and controversial NAKED, from director Mike Leigh, stars David Thewlis as Johnny, a charming and eloquent but relentlessly vicious drifter. Rejecting anyone who might care for him...

Extras

  • NAKED Commentary

    Recorded in 1994, this commentary features director Mike Leigh and actors David Thewlis and Katrin Cartlidge.

  • Neil LaBute on NAKED

    The following interview with filmmaker Neil LaBute was recorded in Vancouver in 2005.

  • The Short and Curlies

    Directed by Mike Leigh • 1987 • United Kingdom

    David Thewlis and Alison Steadman star in this 1987 short comedy by Mike Leigh about a romance between a hairdresser’s daughter and a young man who communicates only through one-liners.

  • THE SHORT AND CURLIES Commentary

    This audio commentary features director Mike Leigh.