You Were Never Really Here

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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?

Director: Lynne Ramsay
Writer: Lynne Ramsay (screenplay by), Jonathan Ames (based on the book by)
Production: Amazon Studios
Year: 2017
MetaScore: 84/100
ImdbRating: 6.8
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 06 Apr 2018
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 24 wins & 63 nominations.

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