First Trailer For A Most Violent Year

Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain will make it. Even if it kills them

First Trailer For A Most Violent Year

by James White |
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Following his well-received debut with **Margin Call **and the excellent Robert Redford drama All Is Lost, we’ve been waiting with anticipation to see something from writer/director J.C. Chandor’s next film, A Most Violent Year. The first trailer has now arrived and can be watched below.

Chandor’s latest finds him back in Manhattan, unspooling a story that takes place during the summer of 1981 when the city's crime has risen to extreme levels.

Isaac is Abel Morales, an immigrant who is trying to grow his heating oil business. But the dangerous streets of the big city cause more and more problems, and Morales finds that his ethics are malleable as he fights to keep his company going with the aid of his equally tough wife, Anna (Jessica Chastain). As the year progresses, their tactics become less scrupulous and the authorities start to take an interest…

Albert Brooks, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola and Catalina Sandino Moreno are all part of the cast for A Most Violent Year, which lands in the UK on January 23. Does it have awards potential? We'll see...

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