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You Were Never Really Here (2017)

Directed by Lynne Ramsay

Thriller | Crime

Most recently watched by sleestakk, sensoria, philipjablon

Overview

A traumatised veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

Rated R | Length 89 minutes

Actors

Cristina Dohmen | Oleg Ossayenko | Sophie Piedras | Christian Reeve | Jalina Mercado | Joseph Anthony Jerez | Tian-Lan Chaudhry | Rose De Vera | Mengqi He | Tia-Sophia Bush | Denis Ozer | Ace Ramsey | Silvia Pena | Larry Canady | Edward Latham | Claire Hsu | Neo Randall | Vinicius Damasceno | Dante Pereira-Olson | Leigh Dunham | Madison Arnold | Kate Easton | Novella Nelson | Lilian Tsang | Jonathan Wilde | Frank Pando | Jason Babinsky | Ryan Martin Brown | Annie Mac-Yang | Lucy Lan Lao | Alessandro Nivola | Judith Roberts | John Doman | Alex Manette | Scott Price | Ekaterina Samsonov | Joaquin Phoenix

Viewing Notes

My first 10 of the year I think. What I was expecting, and not, at the same time. I loved the sound design, cinematography and editing, in pretty much that order. I’m just as amazed that this is playing in theaters as I was that UNDER THE SKIN got a release. In both cases, I saw the films at Century Boulder which still seems to play these oddities that I’d expect to see at Sie Film Center or the Drafthouse.

Joaquin Phoenix is pretty great in this too.

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