You Were Never Really Here 2017

Lynne Ramsay

Balancing between feverish dreamlike hallucinations of a tormented past and a grim disoriented reality, the grizzled Joe--a traumatised Gulf War veteran and now an unflinching hired gun who lives with his frail elderly mother--has just finished yet another successful job. With an infernal reputation of being a brutal man of results, the specialised in recovering missing teens enforcer will embark on a blood-drenched rescue mission, when Nina, the innocent 13-year-old daughter of an ambitious New York senator, never returns home. But amidst half-baked leads and a desperate desire to shake off his shoulders the heavy burden of a personal hell, Joe's frenzied plummet into the depths of Tartarus is inevitable, and every step Joe takes to flee the pain, brings him closer to the horrors of insanity. In the end, what is real, and what is a dream? Can there be a new chapter in Joe's life when he keeps running around in circles? Written by Nick Riganas

Runtime: 1 hour and 29 minutes




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


  • Lynne Ramsay
  • Jonathan Ames


  • Jonathan Ames
  • Rosa Attab
  • Pascal Caucheteux
  • Carrie Fix
  • Rose Garnett
  • Rebecca O'Brien
  • Lynne Ramsay
  • Ben Roberts
  • Sue Bruce Smith
  • James Wilson