A new trailer for A MOST VIOLENT YEAR hit the web fiercely this week. This seedy crime drama is set in New York city during the winter of 1981 which is statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. Written and directed by J.C. Chandor (ALL IS LOST), the trailer shows the grit and struggle of New York as well as it does the corruptness. Oscar Issac is thrilling to watch as a man determined to keep both his business and his family alive opposite the ever talented Jessica Chastain.
The film is described as follows:
A MOST VIOLENT YEAR 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. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac (INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS) and Jessica Chastain (ZERO DARK THIRTY), this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay. 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. With A MOST VIOLENT YEAR, Chandor 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.
This trailer has me extremely excited about this film. For those of you who didn’t listen and check out INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, Oscar Isaac will blow you away with his talent. This is one of my most anticipated films this year and from this trailer it looks to be as good as it sounds. I also love that when I watched this trailer I felt like it had the same tone as some of the greats like SCARFACE, CASINO and GOODFELLAS.