A brand new featurette and poster for A Most Violent Year made its debut today. The two-minute feature includes interviews with the cast and crew of the film talking about the challenges that face immigrants pursuing the American Dream.
Oscar Issac who plays Abel says, “It’s the wild west in New York City at this moment, there’s a lot of violence,” referring to the period in which the film is set, 1981.
Chastain who plays his wife Anna, says, “It’s this family trying to be successful in business and trying to decide if they’re able to do it from a moral place or are they going to succumb to the pressures of the corruption outside.”
A Most Violent Year is directed by JC Chandor and also stars David Oyelowo and Albert Brooks.
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.
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.
A Most Violent Year opens on December 31.