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You Were Never Really Here (2017, Joaquin Phoenix, Alex Manette)



In strong drama You Were Never Really Here traumatised veteran Joe, 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.

production details
USA – UK | 89 minutes | 2017

Director: Lynne Ramsay
Script: Lynne Ramsay, Jonathan Ames,

Joaquin Phoenix as Joe
Alex Manette as Senator Albert Votto
Judith Roberts as Joe’s Mother
Alessandro Nivola as Governor Williams
Ryan Martin Brown as Towel Boy
Ekaterina Samsonov as Nina Votto
John Doman as John McCleary
Jason Babinsky as Eye of Providence
Frank Pando as Angel
Jonathan Wilde as Joe’s Young Father
Kate Easton as Joe’s Young Mother
Novella Nelson as Diner Woman
Madison Arnold as Diner Man
Leigh Dunham as Diner Waitress
Dante Pereira-Olson as Young Joe
Vinicius Damasceno as Moises
Neo Randall as Moises’s Friend
Claire Hsu as Staring Girl
Edward Latham as Drug Dealer
Silvia Pena as Big Sister
Larry Canady as Cincinatti Cab Driver
Ace Ramsey as Little Girl
Denis Ozer as Afgan Boy
Tia-Sophia Bush as Afgan Girl
Scott Price as Dying Gunman
Lucy Lan Lao as Dead Girl
Annie Mac-Yang as Dead Girl
Lilian Tsang as Dead Girl
Mengqi He as Dead Girl
Rose De Vera as Dead Girl
Tian-Lan Chaudhry as Dead Girl
Joseph Anthony Jerez as Russian Bath Patron (uncredited)
Jalina Mercado as Daughter (uncredited)
Sophie Piedras as Teen Runaway (uncredited)
Christian Reeve as Bodega Clerk (uncredited)
Oleg Ossayenko as Bellhop (uncredited)
Cristina Dohmen as News Anchor (voice)