Director: Andrew Dominik
Cast: Eric Bana, Simon Lyndon, Vince Colosimo, David Field, Dan Wyllie, Kate Beahan
Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: Australia
Medium level violence
“Extraordinary.. both repellant and dizzyingly fascinating.”
Margaret Pomeranz, SBS MOVIE SHOW
“Mr. Bana’s Chopper is so scarily convincing that he makes you feel the eruptive force of each mood swing and the way his character’s paranoia, egomania and conscience- stricken apologies are part of a volatile emotional cycle.”
Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Superb…think Reservoir Dogs and then some. A genuine tour de force”
Never let the truth get in the way of a good yarn…
Standover man, repentant underworld executioner and inventive raconteur, Mark Brandon ‘Chopper’ Read was one of Australia’s most infamous ex-criminals. And also one of the country’s most popular authors.
Inspired by the books of Chopper Read, and informed by police records, court transcripts, news coverage and interviews with police and prison workers, CHOPPER is an original screenplay by Andrew Dominik.
CHOPPER is not a bio-pic, but a multi-sided examination of the pathology of a complex and violent man. A man who becomes a cult figure thanks to a colourful imagination and a wicked, old-world sense of humour.