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Belgium, 2011 (MIFF 2011, Crime Scene)

Director: Michaël R. Roskam


A box office hit in Belgium, the crime drama Bullhead takes us on a disturbing journey into the darkened soul of a broken man.

In the expanses of the farmlands of Flanders, the hulking Jacky tries to live a quiet existence on his family's cattle ranch. Haunted by a horrific childhood tragedy, Jacky's previous life is brought back into violent relief when the family becomes embroiled in the growth hormone black market.

Bullhead is an ambitious feature film debut from writer-director Michaël R. Roskam. Powered by an intimidating turn from Matthias Schoenaerts as the damaged, dangerous Jacky, Bullhead is neo-noir at its most intense.

"Matthias Schoenaerts' raging bull [is] a standout performance... the actor literally takes the metaphors of his bull-headed character to the limits and is never less than mesmerizing." - Hollywood Reporter

D/S Michaël R. Roskam P Bart Van Langendonck WS Celluloid Dreams L Dutch, French w/English subtitles TD DCP/2011

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