An international trailer for Lynne Ramsay’s thrilling drama, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE (titled A Beautiful Day in France) has been released. Joaquin Phoenix stars as Joe, an ex-FBI agent and soldier who must rescue a politicians daughter from a brothel.
The trailer shows a side of Joaquin Phoenix that audiences haven’t seen from the Her actor. Viewers see Phoenix, unhinged and violent as he kills his targets with a hammer and asphyxiates himself behind closed doors.
Lynne Ramsay is a master craftsman at creating palpable tension. Her last film, We Need to Talk about Kevin follows a disgruntled teen who goes on to kill students and faculty at his high school. Ramsay’s icy blue tones, catchy music and stylized shots leave audiences with a John Wick or Atomic Blonde feel. I’m eager to see the chaos that Ramsay has created unfold onscreen.
The film opens overseas in November, however a U.S. release date hasn’t been confirmed. Check out the trailer for You Were Never Really Here below.
April Dawn | Editorial Intern