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Acclaimed filmmaker Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin) returns to the big screen in full force with this intense thriller about an unhinged avenger (Joaquin Phoenix) searching for a missing girl and losing himself in the process.
“Extraordinary! This is filmmaking of the purest, most inventive and energizing kind. Joaquin Phoenix turns in an effortlessly magnetic performance.” – Jessica Kiang, Playlist
In You Were Never Really Here, Phoenix (2017 Cannes Best Actor Award winner) plays Joe, a stoic and hardened Gulf War veteran, former FBI agent and now killer-for-hire who is contracted by a senator desperately seeking answers about the disappearance of his daughter. Armed with the only tool he needs to carry out his dubious line of work – a hammer – Joe sets out on his latest mission with his habitual confidence, only to find that this time he may be in way over his head. Based on Jonathan Ames’ novel of the same name, and backed by a throbbing score courtesy of Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, You Were Never Really Here brings Ramsay’s signature poetic grittiness to a brutally unsettling thriller that’s rightfully been hailed as a modern-day Taxi Driver, but with a disquietude and visual flair that is firmly its own. Winner of the 2017 Cannes Best Screenplay Award (Lynn Ramsay). (Dir. by Lynne Ramsay, 2017, UK/France/USA, in English, 90 mins., Rated R)
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