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Oscar Isaac
'A Most Violent Year,' 'Foxcatcher,' 'Nightcrawler' and social climbers
'A Most Violent Year,' 'Foxcatcher,' 'Nightcrawler' and social climbers

In "A Most Violent Year," Oscar Isaac plays Abel Morales, a New York heating-oil magnate who owns a lavish new home and a port-side storage facility — on paper, anyway. While Abel scrambles to borrow the money to close the biggest deal of his life, rivals are hijacking his trucks, the FBI is investigating his business and his wife, Anna (played by Jessica Chastain), is trying to lend a hand by using tactics she learned from her mobster father. From the outside, Abel looks like a prosperous man and a respected part of New York's moneyed elite. But as writer-director J.C. Chandor's movie begins, Abel's just a few bad days away from losing everything. ...

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