Writer-director J.C. Chandor turned in a masterpiece of a thriller with just one man and a boat in last year’s Oscar nominated All Is Lost. Admittedly that one man was the legendary Robert Redford, but it was still a monumental achievement.
Now Chandor is back with A Most Violent Year and this time he may not have a boat anymore, but he does have have a full cast of talented actors and actresses led by the always reliable Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain. And based on this first trailer, not only are both of them definitely bringing their A-game, but Chandor may once again have another potboiler on his hands.
Set during the winter of 1981 — statistically one of the most crime-ridden of New York City’s history — A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is a drama following the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.
A Most Violent Year also stars Alessandro Nivola, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks and Catalina Sandino Moreno. The film is scheduled for limited release on November 12, 2014.
Last Updated: September 22, 2014