A Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • 15
  • Directed by: JC Chandor
  • Cast: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Albert Brooks
  • UK release: 23 January 2015

New York City, 1981: Abel (Isaac) is a businessman who's married into dirty money, but who's determined to remain legit even as his rivals are circling. Deliberately confounding the clichés of crime movies, Chandor controls the film with real poise. Isaac is compelling and intriguing, but Chastain steals the show as his swaggering, confident wife.

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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.

Jessica Chastain was Golden Globe nominated for her performance as Anna Morales, the Brooklyn-born wife of immigrant Abel – played by Oscar Isaac.

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A Most Violent Year

19 Jan 20154 stars

Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac shine in JC Chandor's elegant crime flick

'I spent my whole life trying to not become a gangster,' Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) tells his wife Anna (Jessica Chastain) in a striking subversion of the famous line from Goodfellas. JC Chandor's third film as writer-director (after Margin Call and All…

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