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Director: Lynne Ramsay.
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola, Alex Manette, John Doman, Judith Roberts.

After a number of aborted projects Lynne Ransay delivers a powerful return to filmmaking with this brilliantly executed minimalist noir. Joe (Phoenix) is a Gulf War veteran and former FBI agent turned killer-for-hire, specialising in saving victims from child sex rings. When Nina, a US Senator’s daughter is kidnapped, he is contracted to dispense with the perpetrators and save the girl but an escape plan derails, unleashing a maelstrom of violence. A meticulous meditation on repression and abuse taken from the novel by Jonathan Ames, the film has drawn parallels with Taxi Driver but has a brilliance and originality all of its very own. The score is by Jonny Greenwood.

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