A24 films has released the first clip from J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year. Tense doesn’t begin to cover it!

The film tells the story of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business amidst violence, decay, and corruption during one of the most violent years in New York City’s history, 1981.

This is the latest from Margin Call and All Is Lost director Chandor, and stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain in the leads, with Albert Brooks,David Oyelowo, Catalina Sandino Moreno. Cinematography is by Bradford Young, so that’s awards calibre talent all round.

A Most Violent Year is out January 23rd.

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