Mike Leigh

Naked

Naked

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.

Film Info

  • Mike Leigh
  • United Kingdom
  • 1993
  • 131 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #307

Director-Approved Special Edition Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Mike Leigh, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary by Leigh and actors David Thewlis and Katrin Cartlidge
  • New video interview with director Neil LaBute
  • Episode of the BBC program The Art Zone in which author Will Self interviews Leigh
  • The Short and Curlies, a short comedy from 1987 directed by Leigh and starring Thewlis, with audio commentary by Leigh
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by film critics Derek Malcolm and Amy Taubin

New cover by Rasmus Alkestrand

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Mike Leigh, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary by Leigh and actors David Thewlis and Katrin Cartlidge
  • New video interview with director Neil LaBute
  • Episode of the BBC program The Art Zone in which author Will Self interviews Leigh
  • The Short and Curlies, a short comedy from 1987 directed by Leigh and starring Thewlis, with audio commentary by Leigh
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by film critics Derek Malcolm and Amy Taubin

New cover by Rasmus Alkestrand

Naked
Cast
David Thewlis
Johnny
Lesley Sharpe
Louise
Katrin Cartlidge
Sophie
Greg Cruttwell
Jeremy
Claire Skinner
Sandra
Peter Wight
Brian
Ewen Bremner
Archie
Susan Vidler
Maggie
Deborah MacLaren
Woman in the window
Gina McKee
Café girl
Carolina Giammetta
Masseuse
Elizabeth Berrington
Giselle
Credits
Director
Mike Leigh
Screenplay
Mike Leigh
Producer
Simon Channing-Williams
Director of photography
Dick Pope
Editor
Jon Gregory
Costumes
Lindy Hemming
Music
Andrew Dickson
Production design
Alison Chitty
Art director
Eve Stewart
Casting
Paddy Stern
Casting
Susie Parriss

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