Amazon Studios has released the official trailer for the tense thriller You Were Never Really Here, starring three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix, and it’s a dark descent into a seedy underworld of high-society mansions and slummy alleyways.
The film centers around a traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, track 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. Phoenix has already garnered rave reviews for his powerhouse performance, winning Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival back in May.
Check out the official trailer for You Were Never Really Here below:
This is Amazon’s official trailer for the film, which divers significantly from the French-released trailer released a while back, and went under its still translated title A Beautiful Day.
Co-starring Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov, John Doman, Alex Manette, Dante Pereira-Olsen, and Alessandro Nivola, You Were Never Really Here was written and directed by Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin, Morvern Callar), based on the book by Jonathan Ames (Bored to Death, Blunt Talk). The film received a positive ovation at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and won Ramsay the Best Screenplay award to which she shared with Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing Of A Sacred Deer.
The reviews for the film, some of which are on full display in the above trailer shine a spotlight on the director’s unflinching eye and singular vision. “[Director Ramsay’s] return seals her standing as one of our most fearless and forceful filmmakers, if not one as prolific as she deserves to be,” says the LA Times; “Ramsay has made more sensually rapturous films, but this may be her most formally exacting: No shot or cut here is idle or extraneous,” said Variety; and Film Inquiry said, “It’s the rare film that, after the overwhelming first viewing experience, doesn’t feel like hyperbole to call a genre redefining masterpiece.”
You Were Never Really Here was initially eyeing a February 2018 release date but pushed the opening date to April 6, 2018.