A Most Violent Year script
Synopsis: A Most Violent Year is a 2014 American period crime drama film written and directed by J. C. Chandor. The film stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain with Alessandro Nivola, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks, and Catalina Sandino Moreno. The protagonist is Abel Morales (Isaac), the owner of a small heating oil company who is stressed by the competitiveness in the oil trade and having to secure costly loans to expand his business.

Two almost-matching late model Mercedes pull up to a chain-

link gate with a small sign that says “STANDARD HEATING OIL:

WE SET THE STANDARD”. The DISPATCHER opens the gate.

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They both pull into reserved parking spaces next to each

other. ABEL is dressed in a very tasteful custom made suit.

ABEL’s wife ANNA was driving the car behind him. She is a

beautiful, tall, blonde woman dressed to the nines but with a

streak in her eye that this is all business. You would not

want to cross this woman.

ABEL:

Ready?

ANNA:

Yes.

ABEL:

You look very nice.

ANNA:

Thank you.

ABEL:

You sure?

ANNA:

Yes.

ABEL walks around and opens his trunk. He takes out two large

empty briefcases.

He carries the briefcases as they both walk over to a large,

unmarked, armored van that is idling in the middle of the

parking lot. Two ARMED GUARDS get out of the van. One is

holding a clipboard. He walks up to ANNA and ABEL. He hands

them the clipboard. They look at each other one last time and

then both sign the document.

The other GUARD opens up the back of the truck. ABEL hands

him the briefcases and the guard begins to fill them with

cash. Lots of cash. ABEL and ANNA stand at the open back of

the van and just watch. Finally he finishes and hands the now-

heavy cases to ABEL.

ABEL picks up the two cases and walks a bit away from the

truck. He turns to ANNA.

ANNA (CONT’D)

Don’t do anything stupid.

ABEL:

We don’t have any more money so

what else could I do.

She gives a small smile. He looks at his watch. They kiss.

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ABEL turns and begins walking with the cases. He gives a nod

to the DISPATCHER, who we now see, is in a small gatehouse,

and he begins to open the front gate.

EXT. STREET OUTSIDE THE FRONT GATE- SAME TIME

ABEL walks out through the gate and down the abandoned

industrial street about 25 yards, then looks to his right. He

looks down at the cases in his hands, turns, and stands

looking into the neighboring site.

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J. C. Chandor

Jeffrey McDonald Chandor (born November 24, 1973) — known as J. C. Chandor — is an American film director, producer and screenwriter, best known for directing the films Margin Call (2011), All Is Lost (2013), and A Most Violent Year (2014). more…

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