You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here | Thriller | Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov | Hollywood Movies | English Movies

You Were Never Really Here
'You Were Never Really Here' movie poster, image credit: IMDb

You Were Never Really Here is a 2017 psychological thriller crime drama film written and directed by Lynne Ramsay. Based on the 2013 novella of the same name by Jonathan Ames.

The film was released by Studio Canal in the UK, on 9 March 2018, and by Amazon Studios in the U.S., where it began a limited release in Los Angeles and New York on 6 April 2018, and a wide release on 20 April 2018.

The storyis about Joe, a traumatized hired gun who rescues trafficked girls, using brutal methods against their captors.

Cast - Joaquin Phoenix as Joe
          Ekaterina Samsonov as Nina Votto
          Alex Manette as Senator Albert Votto
          John Doman as John McCleary
          Judith Roberts as Joe's Mother
          Dante Pereira-Olson as Young Joe
          Alessandro Nivola as Governor Williams
          Frank Pando as Angel
          Vinicius Damasceno as Moises

Release Date - May 27, 2017 (Cannes)
                        November 8, 2017 (France)
                        March 9, 2018 (UK)
                        April 6, 2018 (US)

Genre - Thriller

Directed by - Lynne Ramsay

Produced by - Rosa Attab
                       Pascal Caucheteux
                       James Wilson
                       Lynne Ramsay

Screenplay by - Lynne Ramsay

Based on - 'You Were Never Really Here'
                  by Jonathan Ames

Music by - Jonny Greenwood

Cinematography - Thomas Townend

Edited by - Joe Bini

Production Company - Film4 Productions
                                    British Film Institute
                                    Why Not Productions
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Distributed by - Amazon Studios

Country - United Kingdom
                United States

Language - English

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