Prolific actor Rajkumar Rao took to micro blogging website and shared the trailer of Hollywood actor Joaquin Phoenix’s upcoming film ‘You Were Never Really Here’. An unfinished version of this neo-noir thriller premiered at 70th Cannes Film Festival in 2017 and went onto win Best Screenplay for Lynne Ramsay and Best actor for Joaquin Phoenix. Film has already released in UK on 9 March 2018 while Amazon Studios will be distributing it in US to get a release on 6 April. Indian release of the film is not confirmed yet but it might be on the same day as United States of America theatrical.
Many critics around the globe have called the film as ‘Taxi Driver’ of 21st century and perhaps Joaquin’s most prolific work in his already cult filmography. Rajkumar is a big appreciator of Phoenix and gobbled his tweet with all heartly praise for the man. Film went into production in early 2017 and was highly awaited because expectations from Phoenix’s films are always top notch as he would not sign one unless he wants to completely surrender to the part. Phoenix always goes quite method in his performance and this one is no different.
He is playing the role of a former FBI agent who also used to be a combat veteran and is now suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. Instead of running away from that part of life, he decides to be a hired gun for anyone who is willing to pay. In one of his assignments he has to rescue a teenage girl who has been kidnapped and to be given away in prostitution. From that point on it becomes the journey of both Phoenix’s character and the teenage girl to fight the demons that reside within themselves. Joaquin has played a sufferer of post traumatic stress disorder in ‘the Master’ that came out as a cult in 2012.
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) March 23, 2018