Ahead of its World Premiere at AFI Film Festival this Thursday, A24 has released this official trailer for J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year. The films is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. This gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay. And can anyone ever get enough of Oscar Issac and Jessica Chastain? I mean, that header image alone should be enough to sell anyone. Enjoy…
In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city’s history.
J.C. Chandor’s third feature examines one immigrant’s determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and – above all – his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path. Here, Chandor (Margin Call, All Is Lost) journeys in a bold new direction, toward the place where best intentions yield to raw instinct, and where we are most vulnerable to compromise what we know to be right.
Directed by J.C. Chandor, and starring starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, A24 has slated A Most Violent Year to begin its limited release this Winter on December 31st, 2014.