Premiering as an Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival 2009, BRONSON art-house meets action in Tom Hardy’s breakout and BFIA-winning role as Charles Bronson in the biopic of ‘Britain’s most violent prisoner.’
Directed by visionary Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive), With the same brutal yet operatic flair he brought to his previous films, The Pusher Trilogy, Winding Refn gets inside the mind of Bronson, and delivers not only a portrait of an artist bereft of an outlet, but also a scathing indictment of celebrity culture.
CERTIFIED ‘FRESH’ “Undeniably gripping, Bronson forces the viewer to make some hard decisions about where the line between art and exploitation lies.”
ROTTEN TOMATOES CONSENSUS
“Jaw-dropping, awesome…a stylish thrill ride.”
TIME OUT, NEW YORK
“A tour de force from Tom Hardy.”
“A Clockwork Orange for the 21st Century.”
“theatrical, creative, and brilliant“
In 1974, a misguided 19 year old named Michael Peterson (TOM HARDY) 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 7 years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. With an intelligent, provocative and stylised approach, “Bronson” follows the metamorphosis of Mickey Peterson into Britain’s most dangerous prisoner, Charles Bronson.