Release date:October 9, 2009
(NY; LA release: Oct. 16)
Director:Nicolas Winding Refn
MPAA Rating:R (for violent and disturbing content, graphic nudity, sexuality and language)
Screenwriter:Brock Norman Brock
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 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 stylized approach, "Bronson" (based on a true story) follows the metamorphosis of Mickey Peterson into Britain's most dangerous prisoner, Charles Bronson.