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You Were Never Really Here Release Date, Cast, Plot, And More

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You Were Never Really Here is a dark, psychological, crime, drama, and thriller film. This movie is a recreation or is based on the novel with the same name written by Jonathan Ames. You were never really here released under the name A Beautiful Day in Germany and France. The director of the film is Lynne Ramsay, who is a Scottish film director.

You Were Never Really Here is given an R rating due to scenes with severe violence and gore. It also shows nudity and sexual references.

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Based on 285 reviews, the movie has an approval rating of 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average score of 8.2/10. The movie has received “universal acclaim,” according to the weighted average score on Metacritic, which is 84 out of 100 and is based on 41 reviews. Although it received a good enough score on rotten tomatoes and Metacritic, You Were Never Really Here has a rating of 6.8/10 on IMDb.

The film entered the industry by presenting an unrevised copy at the Cannes Film Festival where it won two awards. You Were Never Really Here was also nominated under various categories at five award shows and won a total of six out of twelve nominations.

You Were Never Really Here Cast

You Were Never Really Here Cast
You Were Never Really Here Cast
  • The character of Joe is portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix
  • The character of Young Joe is portrayed by Dante Pereira-Olson
  • The character of Nina Votto is portrayed by Ekaterina Samsonov
  • The character of Senator Albert Votto is portrayed by Alex Manette
  • The character of John McCleary is portrayed by John Doman
  • The character of Joe’s Mother is portrayed by Judith Roberts
  • The character of Governor Williams is portrayed by Alessandro Nivola
  • The character of Angel is portrayed by Frank Pando
  • The character of Moises is portrayed by Vinicius Damasceno
  • The character of Joe’s young father is portrayed by Jonathan Wilde
  • The character of Joe’s young mother is portrayed by Kate Easton
  • The character of the eye of providence is portrayed by Jason Babinsky
  • The character of Moises’s friend is portrayed by Neo Randall
  • The character of the drug dealer is portrayed by Edward Latham

You Were Never Really Here Plot

You Were Never Really Here Plot
You Were Never Really Here Plot

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix as a gunman who recovers missing trafficked girls for a living. As a former FBI agent/Gulf War veteran, Joe (Joaquin) experiences numerous PTSD flashbacks, including one where he saw a toddler get shot after giving that kid a candy bar. He often plays around with the thought of suicide just as he toys around with a knife multiple times during the movie. After killing three people, Joe returns home only to get a devastating shock as he seeks out that his mother has been murdered as well in her bed. He soon discovers that the killers are still within the house, expecting him, and shoots them both dead.

After spending an honest part of the afternoon looking for supplies, Joe finds the situation of the brothel where Nina is kept. He attacks and interrogates a person going in and out of the place to know how many guards are inside.

Joe takes his mother’s body to a lake where he buries her and attempts to drown himself. As he sinks deeper into the lake, he features a vision of Nina that snaps him out of his moment so that he may swim back to the surface and continue his job. Joe then follows Williams around the city until he figures out where he’s headed.

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You Were Never Really Here Characters

You Were Never Really Here Characters
You Were Never Really Here Characters

Joe is a man who embodies both the stylish and worst of what it means to be a man. On one hand, he’s this fabulous idol that some men might like to imagine themselves to be in a moment of inertia – chaste, noble, a tone-sufficient cavalier who defends the weak and exacts bloody justice on the immoral. But at the same time, Joe embodies everything terrible and broken about the stereotypical nascence joker – he is violent, tone-destructive, and aphoristic.

Joe can also be considered as the personification of what happens when a person goes through so much trauma that he becomes a weapon, waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike without thinking.

You Were Never Really Here Release Date

You Were Never Really Here Release Date
You Were Never Really Here Release Date

It was announced on May 11th, 2016 that Joaquin Phoenix would feature in Lynne Ramsay’s adaptation of Jonathan Ames’ novel You Were Never Really Here. Buyers from Cannes would be contacted about the project. Despite initial reports claiming A24 had acquired the project, on May 13, 2016, Amazon Studios acquired U.S. rights to You Were Never Really Here.

August 2016 saw the start of principal photography in and around New York City. Kaufman Astoria Studios served as the location for a few interior sequences. Composer Jonny Greenwood was confirmed to provide the music for the movie on May 2, 2017.  When it made its world premiere on May 27, 2017, at the Cannes Film Festival, the movie was still a work in progress. 

The completed version of the movie was released on 6th April 2018 in Los Angeles and New York and then in the entire world on 20th April 2018. The watchers from the UK saw the film before anyone else as it was released there on 9th March 2018.

You Were Never Really Here Trailer

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