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A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to... See more »

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 19 wins & 50 nominations.
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Joe
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Young Joe
Larry Canady ...
Cincinatti Cab Driver
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Moises
Neo Randall ...
Moises's Friend
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Joe's Mother
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Angel
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John McCleary
Edward Latham ...
Drug Dealer
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Senator Albert Votto
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Staring Girl
Denis Ozer ...
Afghan Boy
Tia Sofia Begh ...
Afghan Girl
Lucy Lan Luo ...
Dead Girl
Annie Mac-Yang ...
Dead Girl
Lilian Tsang ...
Dead Girl
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Dead Girl
Rose Ann-Marie Devera ...
Dead Girl
Tian-Lan Chaudhry ...
Dead Girl
Ryan Martin Brown ...
Towel Boy
Ace Ramsey ...
Little Girl
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Nina Votto
Silvia Pena ...
Big Sister
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Eye of Providence
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Joe's Young Father
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Joe's Young Father Double
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Joe's Young Mother
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Dying Gunman
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Governor Williams
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Diner Woman
Madison Arnold ...
Diner Man
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Diner Waitress
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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News Anchor VO (uncredited)
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News Anchor (uncredited) (voice)
Tony Holness ...
Dancing GI (uncredited)
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Russian Bath Patron (uncredited)
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Daughter (uncredited)
Oleg Ossayenko ...
Bellhop (uncredited)
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Teen Runaway (uncredited)
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Bodega Clerk (uncredited)

Directed by

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Lynne Ramsay

Written by

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Lynne Ramsay ... (screenplay by)
 
Jonathan Ames ... (based on the book by)

Produced by

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Jonathan Ames ... executive producer
Rosa Attab ... producer
Pascal Caucheteux ... producer
Carrie Fix ... co-producer
Lizzie Francke ... executive producer
Rose Garnett ... executive producer
Nell Green ... line producer: additional photography, UK
Eimhear McMahon ... line producer: additional photography, UK
Rebecca O'Brien ... producer
Lynne Ramsay ... producer
Stuart Renfrew ... associate producer: additional photography, UK
Ben Roberts ... executive producer
Sue Bruce Smith ... executive producer (as Sue Bruce-Smith)
James Wilson ... producer

Music by

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Jonny Greenwood ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Thomas Townend ... (as Tom Townend)

Film Editing by

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Joe Bini

Editorial Department

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Brad Besser ... first assistant editor
Aaron Burns ... colorist: dailies
Alex Bushe ... assistant editor
Emily Eddey ... Post Production Executive
Alex Gascoigne ... digital intermediate manager
Simon Giblin ... digital intermediate on-line editor
Robert Loughlin ... dailies producer (as Rob Loughlin)
Josh Mallalieu ... first assistant editor
Adrian Marler ... story board artist: post-production
Benjamin Stower ... digital intermediate producer

Casting By

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Billy Hopkins
Ashley Ingram

Production Design by

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Tim Grimes

Art Direction by

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Eric Dean

Set Decoration by

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Kendall Anderson

Costume Design by

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Malgosia Turzanska

Makeup Department

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Mara Palumbo Capps ... key makeup artist (as Mara Capps)
Laura Viana da Silva ... hair stylist: additional photography, UK / makeup artist: additional photography, UK
Tom Denier Jr. ... special effects makeup co-designer
Sarah Hindsgaul ... hair department head
Debbie Peiser ... key hair stylist
James Sarzotti ... makeup department head
Vincent Schicchi ... special effects makeup co-designer
Rupert Simon ... hair designer: additional photography, UK / makeup designer: additional photography, UK

Production Management

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Dan Bentham ... post-production supervisor
Carrie Fix ... unit production manager
Nell Green ... line producer: additional photography
Marshall Johnson ... assistant production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Scott Bowers ... second assistant director
Tomas Deckaj ... first assistant director
Zak Harney ... third assistant director: additional photography
Nick Notte ... second second assistant director
Sara Rogers ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Blair Barnette ... production designer: additional photography (as Blair Bennett)
Jabez Bartlett ... standby props: additional photography
Colin Brantley ... scenic foreman
Gary Chandler ... key on set dresser
Daniel Columbie ... prop designer
Michael Curry Jr. ... key carpenter
Charles De La Mare ... art department assistant: additional photography
Mike Drury ... assistant property master
Dave Goshorn ... trainee armourer
Kevin Herlihy ... construction coordinator
Neil James ... on-set dresser
Fletcher Jarvis ... set dresser
Jane Ji ... prop pa
Matt Marks ... property master
Ann McKinnon ... art department coordinator
Katy Porter ... prop assistant
Kelly Sgueglia ... construction production assistant
James Tlockowski ... carpenter
Daniel Tonkin ... key construction grip
Irapaul Turner ... best boy construction grip

Sound Department

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Gillian Arthur ... boom operator
Anna Bertmark ... sound effects editor
Daniel Bodsworth ... mix technician
Paul Cotterell ... re-recording mixer Cannes mix
Ben Cross ... foley mixer & editor
Paul Davies ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Rory de Carteret ... adr mixer
Mark DeSimone ... adr mixer: New York
Linda Forsén ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Bill Higley ... adr mixer
Jo Jackson ... assistant sound editor
Alexa Kahn ... adr recordist
Drew Kunin ... sound mixer
Morgan Muse ... additional sound editor
Daniel Nidel ... boom operator
Chris Robins ... mix technician
Johnathan Rush ... re-recording mixer Cannes mix
Jason Stasium ... pro tools playback mixer
Andrew Stirk ... re-recording mixer
Mark Timms ... sound mix assistant
Ian Waggott ... foley artist
Jake Whitelee ... sound recordist: additional photography

Visual Effects by

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Nicholas Bennett ... visual effects supervisor (as Nick Bennett)
Sam Curtis ... digital compositor
Karl Kuehn ... VFX Editor
Jonathan Rawlinson ... visual effects producer
Jean-Clement Soret ... digital colourist
Ivan Sorgente ... digital compositor
Nick Timms ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Chris Barnes ... marine coordinator
Riley Barnes ... marine stunts / water safety
Jay Carrado ... stunts
Chris Colombo ... stunt coordinator
Christopher Jon Gombos ... stunt performer
Gene Harrison ... stunt player
Greg Harvey ... stunt double: Alex Manette
Robert Lee Harvey ... stunts
Chad Knorr ... marine stunts
Roberto Lopez ... stunt performer
Terence Lorino ... marine stunts
Brian Neave ... dive team assistant: additional photography
Mick O'Rourke ... stunts
Oleg Ossayenko ... stunts
Reece Smith ... safety diver: additional photography
Patrick M. Walsh ... stunt double: Joaquin Phoenix
Fred Woodcock ... dive supervisor: additional photography

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mark Balderston ... electrician
Chris Belcher ... digital image technician: additional photography
Eve Carreño ... second assistant camera: additional photography
Ross Citrin ... second assistant "b" camera
Oli Couch ... electrician underwater unit: additional photography
Gavin Curran ... gaffer
Johnny Donne ... grip: additional photography
Andy Duncan ... electrician: additional photography
Martin Duncan ... gaffer: additional photography
Michael Fuchs ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Ben Goelz ... best boy electric
James Nickoll Gutierrez ... grip
Mat Irby ... company grip
Holly E. McCarthy ... loader
Jon Mitchell ... first assistant camera: additional photography
Danny Preston ... first assistant camera underwater unit: additional photography
Noah Prince ... rigging gaffer
Alison Cohen Rosa ... still photographer
Dan Sheats ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Amy Silk ... camera assistant underwater unit: additional photography
Mark Silk ... underwater camera operator: additional photography
Samantha Silver ... a camera 2nd assistant
Steve Sterling ... a dolly grip
Dan Travers ... second assistant camera underwater unit: additional photography
Jason Vandermer ... camera operator: b camera
Gary Varney ... electrician: additional photography
Warren A. Weberg ... best boy grip
William M. Weberg ... key grip
Alex Worster ... first assistant camera: "a" camera

Casting Department

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Carla Bartley ... extras casting: UK
Sharon Blythe ... extras casting
Michael D'Amato ... casting assistant
Lori Eastside ... extras casting
Sally McCleery ... casting: UK
Beth Melsky ... street casting
Christina Morales ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Alice Bee ... stitcher
Sarah Blenkinsop ... costume designer: additional photography
Sarah Dano ... wardrobe supervisor
Natalie Fragola ... ager/dyer
Aja Gilles ... additional costume pa
Anna Graveling ... costume assistant: additional photography
Christy Guillermain ... costume assistant / costumer
Katalina Iturralde ... textile artist: dyer
Carisa Kelly ... costume shopper / shopper
Kara Kirkland ... wardrobe assistant
Cade Saddler ... wardrobe assistant
Sian Samuel ... costume supervisor: additional photography
Megan Sanders ... costumer
Sarah Tickal ... costumer
Jennifer Louise Tillery ... assistant costume designer
Angeline Zeigler ... key costumer

Location Management

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Benjamin Chacko ... location assistant
Tobias Fried ... location coordinator
Patrick O'Hala ... key assistant location manager
Nick Pray ... assistant location manager
Sascha Springer ... location manager
Mia Thompson ... location scout
Chris Wos ... location assistant

Music Department

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Robert Ames ... solo viola
Galya Bisengalieva ... solo violin
Hugh Brunt ... conductor
Peter Clarke ... music editor
London Contemporary Orchestra ... score performed by
Catherine Grieves ... music supervisor
Frédéric Junqua ... music supervisor (as Frederic Junqua)
Graeme Stewart ... music editor / score engineer / score mixer / score producer

Transportation Department

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Jo Fraser ... runner driver

Other crew

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Orges Bakalli ... production assistant
Johnny Belkin-Holland ... post production accountant: us (as Johnny Holland) / production accountant (as Johnny Holland)
Stephanie Blackwood ... production coordinator
Christine Boehm ... set medic
Ryan Martin Brown ... production assistant
Jules Claassen ... studio executive
Jamie Coghill ... production legal
Greg Contaldi ... production assistant
Kailyn Dabkowski ... key production assistant
Raphael Desreumaux-Finn ... production secretary
Libby Feltch ... producer's assistant
Jessie Francis ... second second assistant accountant
Rosanagh Griffiths ... post production coordinator
Allegra Isenberg ... personal assistant: Lynne Ramsay
Zorinah Juan ... script supervisor
Amry Landsberg ... assistant production office coordinator
Matthew Lepore ... Production Office Intern (as Mall Lepore)
Mary Ann Marino ... Head of Physical Production
Larry McHale ... personal assistant: Joaquin Phoenix
Kitty McWilliams ... personal assistant: Lynne Ramsay, additional photography, UK
Samantha Ortt ... paperwork production assistant
Jessica Ostler ... production coordinator: additional photography
Sarah Perlin ... staff production assistant
Habib Rahman ... production accountant uk
Stuart Renfrew ... uk associate producer
William Sepulveda ... key craft service
Jenna Sheets ... payroll accountant
Zack Spicehandler ... production assistant
Brittany Sugarman ... first assistant accountant
Eva Vedock ... key craft service
Aja Bernard ... production assistant (uncredited)
Kyle Ginzburg ... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Arman Hovsepian ... clearance researcher (uncredited)
David M Petersen ... post production coordinator assistant/intern: Amazon Studios (uncredited)

Thanks

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Chris Conley ... thanks: voice of New York DJ
Brian Kamerzel ... the producers wish to thank
J.J. Kandel ... the producers wish to thank
Felix Kay ... the producers wish to thank
Jose Linares ... the producers wish to thank (as José Joaquin)
Tim Robbins ... the filmmakers would like to thank
Michael Scalisi ... the producers wish to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Balancing between feverish dreamlike hallucinations of a tormented past and a grim disoriented reality, the grizzled Joe--a traumatised Gulf War veteran and now an unflinching hired gun who lives with his frail elderly mother--has just finished yet another successful job. With an infernal reputation of being a brutal man of results, the specialised in recovering missing teens enforcer will embark on a blood-drenched rescue mission, when Nina, the innocent 13-year-old daughter of an ambitious New York senator, never returns home. But amidst half-baked leads and a desperate desire to shake off his shoulders the heavy burden of a personal hell, Joe's frenzied plummet into the depths of Tartarus is inevitable, and every step Joe takes to flee the pain, brings him closer to the horrors of insanity. In the end, what is real, and what is a dream? Can there be a new chapter in Joe's life when he keeps running around in circles? Written by Nick Riganas

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Also Known As
  • A Beautiful Day (France)
  • Beautiful Day (Japan, English title)
  • A Beautiful Day (Germany)
  • En realidad, nunca estuviste aquí (Spain)
  • N-ai fost niciodatã aici (Romania)
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Runtime
  • 89 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Very little violence is shown on screen, but often the aftermath of violence that took place just off screen. Lynne Ramsay stated that before this movie she had never done anything with a gun, so she had to figure out how to approach violence. Budget constraints didn't allow her to shoot complex action scenes, so this gave birth to the idea to show "post rage aftermath scenes" instead of the violence itself. Lynne Ramsay confessed she thought it was very risky to use this approach, because if it didn't work she wasn't able to go back and reshoot the scenes. See more »
Goofs Scott gives the security code as 4392, but the first number we see Joe punching is on the upper right of the keypad. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Top 10 Best Movies of 2018 (So Far) (2018). See more »
Soundtracks Wake Me See more »
Quotes Nina: Joe, wake up. It's a beautiful day.
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