BELGIUM / NETHERLANDS – 2011 – 124 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN FLEMISH & FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY MICHAEL R. ROSKAM
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards
Perhaps 2011’s most stunning international debut, Michael R. Roskam’s BULLHEAD is a harrowing tale of revenge, redemption and fate. Domineering cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille (Matthias Schoenaerts in a ferocious breakout performance), constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, initiates a shady deal with a notorious mafioso meat trader. When an investigating federal agent is assassinated and a woman from his traumatic past resurfaces, Jacky must confront his demons and face the far-reaching consequences of his decisions.
Acclaimed at festivals worldwide including the Berlin Film Festival, AFI Fest and Fantastic Fest, the award-winning BULLHEAD is visceral saga bursting with rage that TwitchFilm calls “a tremendous accomplishment...one of the most original crime films in recent memory.”