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Bronson

Biography Drama


 

A young man who was sentenced to 7 years on prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement.

"Bronson" is a sensationalised biopic of 'Britain's most violent prisoner'. The performance from the lead is both exceptionally raw and stunning in presenting the hulking brute with a penchant for chaos. The filmmaker curiously meshes violence with artistic oddities, and although entertaining, this technique also disappoints in providing any real or meaningful insight. Perhaps intentionally, we see Charles Bronson for 'what' he is, and not 'why' he is.

Andrew O'Dea

MIFF 2009
92 mins