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December 6, 2017

Joaquin Phoenix Wants Justice in New Trailer for Lynne Ramsay’s ‘You Were Never Really Here’

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After her mesmerizing We Need to Talk About Kevin, the return of Lynne Ramsay has been a long-awaited one. While we almost got it with the Natalie Portman-led Jane Got a Gun, it finally arrived earlier this year with You Were Never Really Here, which premiered at Cannes.

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, the Jonny Greenwood-scored thriller follows him as a veteran who takes it upon himself to help young victims of sex trafficking in New York City. Amazon Studios decided to hold the film until this April, but now a new glimpse has arrived with their official trailer.

One of our favorite films of Cannes Film Festival, where it picked up a Best Screenplay and Best Actor award, we said in our review, “The results are breathtaking, and You Were Never Really Here stands alongside Claire Denis’ Bastards as one of the most ferocious indictments of systematic abuse of power and gender violence ever projected on a screen.”

Also starring Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov, John Doman, Alex Manette, Dante Pereira-Olsen, and Alessandro Nivola, check out the trailer below.

A traumatized 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.

You Were Never Really Here opens on April 6, 2018.


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