WATCH: Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain Are Scraping By in ‘A Most Violent Year’ Trailer

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New York City has always been known as a dangerous place, but 1981 was particularly dangerous, with 1826 killings. So, it’s appropriate that a movie titled A Most Violent Year is set in New York City circa 1981, right? The thriller is directed by J.C. Chandor (All Is Lost)  and stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain as a couple trying to make it in a city that’s basically trying to kill them. The film is set to open on December 31, which is peak season for Oscar contenders. Watch the trailer below for a much needed mid-afternoon intensity boost.