WHO’S IN IT?
Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle), David Oyelowo (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Albert Brooks (Drive), Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace), Ashley Williams (Something Borrowed), Elyes Gabel (World War Z), Jerry Adler (Synecdoche, New York), Christopher Abbott (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Elizabeth Marvel (True Grit), Peter Gerety (Public Enemies), David Margulies (Ghostbusters), Annie Funke (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
J.C. Chandor (Margin Call), director, writer; Neal Dodson (Breakup at a Wedding) and Anna Gerb (Blood), producers; Alex Ebert (All Is Lost), composer; Bradford Young (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), cinematographer; Ron Patane (Blue Valentine), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
During the winter of 1981 – statistically the most violent year in New York history – immigrant Abel Morales (Isaac) and his family, including wife Anna (Chastain), attempt to expand their business and capitalise on various opportunities, with the surrounding violence and corruption threatening to destroy everything they have built…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Rising filmmaker J.C. Chandor presents his third feature as a poignant tale of morality, corruption and desperation, all set during a particularly rough time in 20th century America.