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Bronson

Rated R for violent and disturbing content, graphic nudity, sexuality and language.

R In Theaters 10/9/2009 , 92min.
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Plot & Details

The notorious life of the U.K.'s "most violent prisoner" serves as the subject of Pusher Trilogy director Nicolas Winding Refn's brutal biopic. Born Michael Peterson but later renamed by his fight promoter, Charles Bronson's sole ambition in life was to become famous. Surmising that the fastest means of accomplishing his goal with such limited opportunities was to cultivate a stylized persona as a hardened criminal, the ambitious do-badder embraced a desperate existence of extreme savagery. But who is the real man behind the warped persona? Seeing as how 28 of Bronson's 34 years behind bars were spent in solitary confinement, that's a difficult question to answer. The terror of the legend comes to vivid life, however, as director Refn explores the twisted alternate reality created by Bronson, and highlights precisely how the controversial criminal staged himself within that anarchistic world.

CineVegas International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 CineVegas International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Los Angeles Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Los Angeles Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Rotterdam International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Rotterdam International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Seattle International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Seattle International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Sundance Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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