A Most Violent Year

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Release date: December 31, 2014
(limited; expands: Jan.)

Studio: A24

Director: J.C. Chandor

MPAA Rating: R (for language and some violence)

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Starring: Albert Brooks, Alessandro Nivola, David Oyelowo, Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain

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"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.

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