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Joaquin Phoenix Warns You He Can Get Brutal in ‘You Were Never Really Here’ First Clip — Watch

There's a reason Phoenix won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival last year, and you're about to find out.

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Amazon Studios has debuted the first official clip from Lynne Ramsay’s “You Were Never Really Here,” and it’s a small tease for what is a truly giant Joaquin Phoenix performance. The actor took the Best Actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival last year and fans will finally be able to discover why when the film hits theaters next month.

“You Were Never Really Here” is Ramsay’s first feature since “We Need to Talk About Kevin” and is adapted from the novel of the same name by Jonathan Ames. Phoenix stars as a former war veteran suffering from PTSD and a painkiller addiction who sets out to rescue a young girl from sex traffickers. The clip below is from a tense scene in which the girl’s father tries to recruit Phoenix’s character.

Amazon will release “You Were Never Really Here” in select theaters April 6. Watch the first clip below.

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