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You Were Never Really Here (2017)

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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.

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Joe
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Young Joe
Larry Canady ...
Cincinatti Cab Driver
Vinicius Damasceno ...
Moises
Neo Randall ...
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Angel
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Edward Latham ...
Drug Dealer
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Staring Girl
Denis Ozer ...
Afghan Boy
Tia-Sophia Bush ...
Afghan Girl
Lucy Lan Lao ...
Dead Girl
Annie Mac-Yang ...
Dead Girl
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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.

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Received a seven-minute standing ovation at its Cannes Film Festival premiere, on May 27, 2017. Lynne Ramsay won the award for Best Screenplay and Joaquin Phoenix won for Best Actor. See more »

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Joe's Mother: Where you spend your time? What do you do?
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Irritating piece of self indulgent cinema
9 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

When I read on the posters « The Taxi Driver Of The XXI Century » I put it immediately on my watch-list; well, after seeing the movie, the comparison is almost blasphemy. Despite the strong performance delivered by Phoenix and the good cinematography, the movie is a total downer. Instead of a plot, what you have is a series of disjointed fragments which you try desperately to make sense of, but the task is hopeless. To add to it, as if it were needed, the director injects more fragments of flashbacks which hardly relate to anything happening in the present. Maybe I just grossly missed the whole thing, but I found this an irritating piece of self- indulgent cinema.


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