In the movie, You were never really here.
Joe walks out the back door of an establishment, sees a few dead pigeons, walks for a few steps more and gets attacked by an unknown person in a dark valley.
Joe counter-attacks and beats his assailant down before walking away.
I watched this scene a few times:
- Joe does not seem to know this assailant.
- This assailant's face is never shown.
I am wondering why Joe is attacked or what is the purpose of this scene?