During the Winter of 1981, it has been statistically verified that New York City, in the United States of America, saw the most dangerous year in the history of the city.
On the underground alone, the city’s subway system saw 14,000 underground felonies, things were so bad that the police couldn’t cope with the level of criminal activity so a volunteer group, the Guardian Angels, were founded by Curtis Sliwa to try to deal with the offences that were not just criminal, but incredibly violent. The city also saw highs, no pun intended, in the crimes related to drugs and the sex trade. Shockingly the city saw the most murders in its history, 1,814 homicides to be exact.
Acclaimed writer and director J.C. Chandor (All is Lost, Making A Scene) now brings A Most Violent Year to the small screen in a DVD release that is set to shock as it portrays the reality of the most dangerous year on record for New York.
Starring Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) and Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) as Abel and Anna Morales. Dubbed an ambitious immigrant, Abel fights to survive in this turbulent time when unprovoked attacks threaten his business, his family, and his eagerness to climb his way up a ladder that is somewhat askew with little to no values and morals.
A city that is gripped with violence at every turn and corruption in politics and business, A Most Violent Year brings to life the seriousness of 1981 in a gritty and raw, visceral way that will have you gripped to the screen and on the edge of your seat. Isaac and Chastain are joined on set by David Oyelowo (Spooks, Interstellar), Albert Brooks (Finding Nemo, Taxi Driver) and Elyes Gabel (Interstellar, World War Z).