David Thewlis' acclaimed performance stands at the bleak heart of Mike Leigh's pitch black tragicomedy Naked.
A cynical and pessimistic Manchester drifter, Johnny (David Thewlis), arrives in London, afflicting his ex-girlfriend and her flatmate with an unsolicited visit. When he isn't having rough sex with the roommate or pestering the night watchman at a sterile, modern office complex, he berates his ex for her bourgeois urban tendencies.
Leigh's portrait of a deteriorating world at the end of the twentieth century is an intense drama, which packs an even greater punch due to Thewlis's stunning performance as the bitter Johnny.
BBFC Advice: very strong language and scenes of sexual violence
Running Time: 2hrs 11mins
BBFC Advice: 18
Director(s): Mike Leigh
Country of Origin: UK
Year of release: 1993
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