You Were Never Really Here 15

You Were Never Really Here

Lynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin, Ratcatcher) makes a long-awaited return with this brilliantly executed minimalist noir starring Joaquin Phoenix as a gun-for-hire who specialises in saving victims from child sex rings.

Joe (Phoenix, who won the Best Actor prize in Cannes for his brilliant performance) is a Gulf War veteran turned assassin for hire who rescues young girls who have been kidnapped into the sex trade. When Nina (Ekaterina Samsonov), a senator's daughter, is taken, he's contacted to take care of it - but Joe's escape plan suddenly derails, unleashing a maelstrom of violence...

An intense journey into a heart of darkness with a tremendous electronic score by Jonny Greenwood, that is a meticulous meditation on repression and abuse that will haunt you long after the credits roll.