YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE, a 2017 Joaquin Phoenix thriller movie received a seven-minute standing ovation at its Cannes Film Festival premiere. Check out the newest trailer.
PLOT: A missing teenage girl. A brutal and tormented enforcer on a rescue mission. Corrupt power and vengeance unleash a storm of violence that may lead to his awakening.
Critics loved Lynne Ramsey’s direction so much they called her “greatest working filmmaker” that made an “astonishing … a stark, sinewy, slashed-to-the-bone hitman thriller far more concerned with the man than the hit” (Guy Lodge, for Variety).
Joseph Walsh (The Skinny) dubbed the movie a masterclass in filmmaking.
You Were Never Really Here is a brutal, punishing watch, but every minute is a masterclass in filmmaking. It’s like a one-inch-punch to the gut, winding you from the start and giving you no respite. This exquisite examination of suffering will leave you staggering from the cinema”.
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE is based on the novella of the same name by Jonathan Ames. Apart from Phoenix the film also stars Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette, John Doman, and Judith Roberts.
Ramsey won the Best Screenplay award and Phoenix won Best Actor.