Icon Distribution has released the UK/Irish trailer for J.C. Chandor’s new film A Most Violent Year.

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 in Ireland on January 23rd.

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. WithA 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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