At the core of “You Were Never Really Here” is Jonathan Ames’ self-titled novel, and Joaquin Phoenix takes on the role of Joe, a former Marine and FBI agent who has seen too many crimes and knows the pain well, your professional life. Always alone, he prefers to be invisible – he does not allow friendships or lovers, but he earns his living by saving young girls from the lethal grasp of sexual slavery. But when a senior New York politician employs him to squeeze his teenage daughter from a brothel in Manhattan, Joe reveals a network of corrupt schemes that even he himself would not have the ability to unravel … And when people sent to the heels touching the only person in the world who still matters to him, Joe throws away his vow to not hurt anyone. And if someone can get their way to the truth with corpses – it’s Joe.
Date: April 9, 2018