The latest film from director Lynne Ramsay, You Were Never Really Here, is one of 2018’s most brutal works of cinema. It is also one of the best. (Review will be coming the week of its release.) In the film, Joaquin Phoenix, in a mostly silent performance, plays a world-weary veteran struggle to survive outside of the rigid confines of the military. He makes his living in a rather unusual way — violently rescuing young girls trapped in sex trafficking. Amazon Studios has just unveiled a brand new clip from Ramsay’s unsettling masterwork of cinema, and it really does present the dark, unsettling tone of You Were Never Really Here.
The movie is based upon the novel by Jonathan Ames with Ramsay writing the screenplay. You Were Never Really Here also boasts another fantastic score by Jonny Greenwood, whose score for last year’s Phantom Thread should’ve won the Oscar (but there’s never really justice at awards shows).
Amazon Studios will be releasing You Were Never Really Here in theaters on April 6, 2018 and it is not to be missed. There will be nothing in theaters like Lynne Ramsay’s bleak masterwork of brutal suspense.
The official synopsis for You Were Never Really Here:
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.