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You Were Never Really Here

(Rated MA15+)

"I'll get her back."

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Overview

From uncompromising director Lynne Ramsay, the perfectly-crafted thriller You Were Never Really Here follows grizzled Gulf War veteran Joe (Joaquin Phoenix) who now works as a hired gun specialising in recovering missing teens. After the daughter of an ambitious New York senator is kidnapped, Joe embarks on a brutal rescue mission while trying to care for his elderly mother (Judith Roberts) in their New York City home. Caught between feverish hallucinations and disoriented reality, Joe must handle half-baked leads and personal trauma in his electrifying pursuit of justice.

★★★★★ "A head-spinningly accomplished work that reconfirms Ramsay as one of the most thrillingly distinctive and daring film-makers of her generation."
— The Guardian
Winner: Best Actor (Joaquin Phoenix) & Winner: Best Screenplay (Lynne Ramsay)
— Cannes 2017

Why You Should See This Film

Beautifully performed and grippingly taut, You Were Never Really Here was the recipient of the Best Actor and Best Screenplay awards at the 70th Cannes Film Festival. With its lyrical visual style and gritty composition, this film is a remarkable return to form from the brilliant filmmkaer behind We Need to Talk About Kevin and Ratcather.

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  • Year: 2017
  • Rating: MA15+
  • Director: Lynne Ramsay
  • Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Alessandro Nivola
  • Duration: 89 minutes
  • Language: English
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