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.

EXT. MASSIVE OIL TANK FARM: BROOKLYN NY WATERFRONT - DAY

ABEL comes walking across the parking lot and sees ANDREW

WALSH standing in the middle of the dusty parking lot. ANDREW

is their longtime LAWYER/RIGHT-HAND MAN and is in his mid

fifties. He is smart but tired. The oversized briefcase in

his left hand seems to have permanently tilted his posture

that direction. The large oil-holding tanks loom above them.

The place is rusting and could use some work.

As they wait, the setting has the look and choreography of an

illegal transaction about to go down.

ANDREW WALSH:

So how are we this morning?

ABEL:

(gives a smile and nod)

ANDREW WALSH:

Well I woke up feeling very good

about this.

ABEL:

Really?

They both take a look at their watches.

ABEL (CONT’D)

You’ve been telling me not to do

this for a year.

ANDREW WALSH:

Well we are going all in... so now

I love it.

Gives him another slight smile. They stand around in awkward

silence. Finally a late-model Ford Ltd. station wagon pulls

into the lot.

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ANDREW WALSH (CONT’D)

Here we go.

And a group of FIVE HASIDIC JEWS gets out. There are two guys

in their twenties, two in their fifties, and one in his midto-

late seventies. They all shake each other’s hands then

stand around for a beat.

ANDREW WALSH (CONT’D)

Should we head inside?

INT. SMALL TEMPORARY OFFICE TRAILER - DAY

The group is now jammed around a folding table inside the

trailer. ABEL and his lawyer sit at one end facing the rest

of them. Finally, the senior member of the group, JOSEPH

MENDELSOHN, eyes up ABEL and leans forward. His accent is

strong yet you can understand every word.

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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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