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Year: 2017

Original Title: You Were Never Really Here

Country: UK

Length: 95 minutes

Genre: Drama, Mistery, Thriller

Studios: Film4, Why Not Productions

Distributor: Studio Canal

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: March 09 2018

United States: April 06 2018


Ranking: 1,584 out of 14,464 movies (up 969)


6.5 by 11 users

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8.1 by 7 media


The British film director, Lynne Ramsay, directed this thriller based on the short novel by Jonathan Ames. This movie tells the story of Joe (Joaquin Phoenix) a tormented and melancholic war veteran that has lost everything in and so spends his time helping women and girls by rescuing them from the various white slave trades. One day, Joe gets a phone call from a politician who informs to him that his own daughter, Nina, has been kidnapped. Following that phone call, Joe traces her to a Manhattan whorehouse, and from there on out, chaos ensues. The peaceful Joe who doesn't have any kind of hope in his life, turns into a violent guy who's full of thirst for revenge, and dedicated to ending the job he's started.


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Trivia You Were Never Really Here

The film received a seven-minute standing ovation at its Cannes Film Festival premiere. Was submitted to the Cannes Film Festival in an unfinished state, and was completed only a few days before the first public screening. Lynne Ramsay subsequently clarified that the version shown in Cannes was indeed the final cut, minus the end credits.