In 1974, a misguided 19 year old decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, armed with a 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, Michael Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years and transformed into Charles Bronson, Britain’s most notorious prisoner.
For this controversial but critically acclaimed film from director Nicolas Winding Refn (the Pusher trilogy), Tom Hardy physically transformed himself for the role and gives a performance described by The Sun as “utterly brilliant”.
Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1970. He moved with his parents at the age of 10 to New York, returning to Copenhagen at 17. After graduating from high school, Refn attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, but found the environment unbearable and was quickly expelled. Back in Denmark he was accepted by the Danish Film School but dropped out one month prior to the start of term. Having caught a short film by Refn on an obscure cable TV, a Danish producer offered him 3.2 million Danish kroner to turn the short into a feature. Thus at the age of 24, Refn found himself writing and directing his remarkable, hyper violent and uncompromising feature film debut: Pusher.
Pusher became a cult phenomenon and won Refn instant international critical acclaim. This spurred him to push the boundaries of his filmmaking further: the result was the close-to-the-edge, highly stylized and intricately gritty Bleeder, which premiered… read more
"It has been a crazy, violent, rocky old journey. It's also been a total waste of life." Bronson's poignant reaction to seeing this film through the bars of his ongoing confinement says it all. Looking at his artwork, one can appreciate how much the humor, grotesque surrealism and singular personality has been faithfully translated by Refn. (Pet Shop Boys will never be the same again.)
"[T]he film biz in post-imperial, post-Tony Blair Britain is riding a hot streak, cranking out splashy, stylish, audience-friendly flicks
Delinquency and violence are obsessions that blind the aggressor to the consequences of his actions when facing the consequences are exactly what will make him recognized and remembered for a long… read review
Apparently based on a true story about Mickey Peterson who went by “Charlier Bronson” hard for me to think that there is someone out there who is THAT fucked up in the head. But I guess there is, the… read review
Biopic du plus célèbre prisonnier d’Angleterre et film présenté comme étant le “Orange mécanique” du 21ème siècle, Bronson a le don d’intriguer.
En réalité, il s’agit d’un biopic un peu faux qui… read review