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You Were Never Really Here

A BFI and BBC Film-backed psychological thriller stripped back to its sinews, in which every component - from Johnny Greenwood’s pulse-quickening score to Joe Bini’s elliptical editing to Joaquin Phoenix’s hammer-wielding hitman - crackles in tandem. At the helm: Glaswegian filmmaker Lynne Ramsay on fiercely focused form.

Directors

  • Lynne Ramsay

Writers

  • Lynne Ramsay
  • Jonathan Ames

Cast

  • Joaquin Phoenix
  • Ekaterina Samsonov

Synopsis

Joe (Joaquin Phoenix), an army veteran turned contract killer is hired to locate and rescue Nina (Ekaterina Samsonov) the daughter of a US senator. But when his plans to extract Nina from a dingy New York brothel goes awry, all hell breaks loose.