Under Mike Leigh’s direction, David Thewlis’s depiction of Johnny is astounding. By turns hilarious and hateful, he turns his character into the ultimate anti-hero of our time, a complex mixture of cold, immoral cynicism and deeply passionate sympathy.

Director Mike Leigh

Writer Mike Leigh

Cast David Thewlis, Katrin Cartlidge

Producers Simon Channing Williams

Production Credits Thin Man Films, British Screen Productions, Channel Four Films

Mike Leigh

Festival Section Year Location
Boston Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
Edinburgh Film Festival
New York Film Festival
Toronto Film Festival