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YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE (2017)

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE <span>(2017)</span> artwork

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE (2017)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 88

Release dates 02/07/2018, 09/03/2018

BBFCInsight strong violence, injury detail, child sex abuse theme, language

Genre(s) Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director(s) Lynne Ramsay

Cast includes Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola, Alex Manette, John Doman, Judith Roberts

Summary YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE is a US thriller in which a hitman is hired to find a missing girl.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 27/02/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE is a US thriller in which a hitman is hired to find a missing girl.

Violence

Stronger scenes include a bloody shooting. A man kills multiple people with a hammer, without graphic detail. There is also occasional hand-to-hand combat featuring heavy blows.

Injury detail

A dead man is discovered with a large bloody slash wound across his throat. Deep and ragged wounds are seen on another man's hands. Another scene depicts a suicide with strong bloody detail. There are also images of bodies with bloody bullet wounds, and a man uses pliers to pull out his own tooth.

Theme

There are visual and verbal references to child sex abuse throughout the film. The references are not graphic. In one scene a young girl is shown sitting on a bed facing away from camera and a man places his hand on her bare back. There is brief genital nudity in a sequence in which a naked man is pulled out of a room where is it is implied that child sexual abuse has been taking place.

Language

There is occasional use of strong language ('f**k'). Milder terms include 'pussies', 'shit', 'asshole' and 'fricking'.

There are scenes of self-harm in which a man places a plastic bag over his head. There are separate sequences in which a child performs the same act.

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Details

Title
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
Year
2017
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Studio Canal
Classified date(s)
17/05/2018
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF359462

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