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You Were Never Really Here

Lynne Ramsay / GB, FR, US, 2017 / 95 min.

A compelling thriller with an eerily intense Joaquin Phoenix as a callous contract killer who still manages to touch a deep chord. The brilliantly filmed mental trip won awards for Best Actor and Best Script at the Film Festival of Cannes.

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Joe is a veteran who has switched off his emotions and lives life like a shadow. Helping his friend a private detective he is assigned to find the young missing daughter of a famous politician. When he saves her from a brothel in Manhattan with his weapons of choice, a roll of duct tape and a hammer – he becomes embroiled in a corrupt world. He unleashes dark forces and a wave of extreme violence that Lynne Ramsey often expertly leaves out of shot, amplifying its effect on viewers. In fact, You Were Never Really Here more often seems enveloped in a hypnotic, dreamlike atmosphere.


This movie contains scenes of violenceThis movie contains foul languagePersons under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult


Lynne Ramsay

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You Were Never Really Here


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Part of

Britain’s Brightest

Idiosyncratic British filmmakers Andrea Arnold (1961) and Lynne Ramsay (1969) make films like their lives depend on it. Perhaps not in terms of quantity, but certainly in terms of urgency.

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