Bronson (2008) (C)
Release Date: February 9, 2010.
"Explosive. Vicious beatdowns."
Based on the true story of one of the world's most violent prisoners.
In 1974, a misguided 19-year-old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself, and so with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams, he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to seven years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. Provocative and stylized, Bronson follows the metamorphosis of Mickey Peterson, who gave himself the nickname Charles Bronson, from a petty thief into Britain's most dangerous prisoner. -- (C) Alliance Films, 2008, UK.
Starring Tom Hardy, James Lance, Matt King, Amanda Burton.
Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.
Genre/Subject: Action, Biography, Crime.
Sydney Film Festival (2008), Winner, Best Film.
Sundance Film Festival (2009), Nominated, Grand Jury Prize.
"☆☆☆☆. A Clockwork Orange for the 21st century."
34 years in prison. 30 in solitary confinement. Loving every minute.
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