In 1999, a Joel Schumacher film starring Nicholas Cage and up-and-coming actor named Joaquin Phoenix was released. It was called 8MM. A private investigator is hired to find a missing girl. He finds himself submerged in a world of sex trafficking, pornography and bespoke snuff films. And he meets Phoenix's Max California, a porn aficionado, to help crack the case.
Is You Were Never Really Here a spiritual sequel to 8MM? Not really, but I can dream. I want Max California back, ever if he is a hard case and now he needs to save the girl.