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4,307 Ratings


Directed by Mike Leigh
United Kingdom, 1993
  • English
  • Turkish


Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very much like his own.

Our take

An unforgettable David Thewlis propels Mike Leigh’s searing classic with gripping, manic dark humor and a probing, desperate search for life’s meaning, garnering the actor and the director with much deserved awards at Cannes.

Naked Directed by Mike Leigh

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1993 | 2 wins including: Best Actor

Independent Spirit Awards

1994 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

Toronto International Film Festival

1993 | Winner: Metro Media Award

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