You Were Never Really Here

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United Kingdom | 2017 | 89 minutes | Lynne Ramsay

Opens April 20, 2018

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

Following 2011's groundbreaking We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lynne Ramsay returns in full force with her striking command of cinematic tension. Based on the eponymous novel by Jonathan Ames, You Were Never Really Here brings Ramsay's signature poetic grittiness to this brutal and unsettling thriller that's been rightfully hailed as a modern-day Taxi Driver-but with a disquietude and visual flair that is firmly its own. Joaquin Phoenix's transformative and layered performance was lauded as career-defining when You Were Never Really Here premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

  • Director: Lynne Ramsay
  • Principal Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Dante Pereira-Olson, Larry Canady, Vinicius Damasceno, Neo Randall
  • Country: United Kingdom, France, USA
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 89 minutes
  • Producer: Rosa Attab, Pascal Caucheteux, Lynne Ramsay, James Wilson
  • Screenplay: Lynne Ramsay
  • Cinematographers: Thomas Townsend
  • Rating: R