Anna Morales (Jessica Chastain) confronts her husband Abel (Oscar Isaac) about a gun she found in their front yard in a new clip from A Most Violent Year. This drama is set in the winter of 1981 in New York City, statistically the most dangerous year in the city's history. Unlike the "cute little warnings" this couple has received over the past few years, Anna knows that this gun means her family is in real danger.

Director J.C. Chandor's third feature examines one immigrant's determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and - above all - his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path. With A Most Violent Year, Chandor journeys in a bold new direction, toward the place where best intentions yield to raw instinct, and where we are most vulnerable to compromise what we know to be right. This gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay.

Check out the latest clip from A24 Films' upcoming drama, which opens in limited release December 31 before expanding nationwide in early 2015. In case you missed them last month, you can CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE to watch another clip and a featurette from A Most Violent Year