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Bullhead (2011)

Rundskop (original title)
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Sint-Truiden, Belgium. Jacky, a young cattle farmer who is constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader.

Director:

Michaël R. Roskam

Writer:

Michaël R. Roskam (scenario)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 21 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Jacky Vanmarsenille
Jeroen Perceval ... Diederik Maes
Jeanne Dandoy ... Lucia Schepers
Barbara Sarafian ... Eva Forrestier
Tibo Vandenborre ... Antony De Greef
Frank Lammers ... Sam Raymond
Sam Louwyck ... Marc DeKuyper
Robin Valvekens Robin Valvekens ... Jonge Jacky Vanmarsenille
Baudouin Wolwertz Baudouin Wolwertz ... Jonge Diederik Maes
David Murgia ... Jonge Bruno Schepers
Erico Salamone Erico Salamone ... Christian Filippini
Philippe Grand'Henry Philippe Grand'Henry ... David Filippini
Kris Cuppens Kris Cuppens ... Jean Vanmarsenille
Sofie Sente Sofie Sente ... Irene Vanmarsenille
Kristof Renson Kristof Renson ... Stieve Vanmarsenille
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Storyline

Sint-Truiden, Belgium. The young Limburg cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille (Matthias Schoenaerts), is approached by an unscrupulous veterinarian to make a shady deal with a notorious West-Flemish beef trader. But the assassination of a federal policeman, and an unexpected confrontation with a mysterious secret from Jacky's past, set in motion a chain of events with far-reaching consequences. BULLHEAD is an exciting tragedy about fate, lost innocence and friendship, about crime and punishment, but also about conflicting desires and the irreversibility of a man's destiny. Written by Polly_Kat

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence, language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Belgium | Netherlands

Language:

Flemish | French | Dutch

Release Date:

2 February 2011 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Bullhead See more »

Filming Locations:

Liège, Wallonia, Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,267, 19 February 2012

Gross USA:

$151,840

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,756,351
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (35 mm version)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot in 35 days. See more »

Goofs

When Diederik Maes (Jeroen Perceval) is sitting on the toilet, he calls detective Eva Forrestier (Barbara Sarafian). While leaving a message on her voicemail, he farts in the middle of the message. However, when Eva is listening to the voicemail message, the fart is already heard in the beginning of the message. See more »

Quotes

Jacky Vanmarsenille: My whole life I've known nothing but animals... I've always felt just like these bulls here, never knowing what it's like to protect someone. Calves, a herd, like a wife, children... Really having to protect them, cos you have to... cos it's in your nature.
Jacky Vanmarsenille: I haven't got what I'm supposed to have.
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References Merlina (1983) See more »

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More than a movie, a masterpiece, a work of art....!!
18 August 2011 | by alexandre_dewitSee all my reviews

You do not have to be Belgian to appreciate and be an admirer of this movie. The way it is told, filmed and performed are Oscar worthy....

This the incredibly sad story of Jacky, a farmer who's whole life will be turned upside down following a dramatic and traumatising event in his youth....making him the man (or what's left of it) he is today!

It handles in a very realistic way the animal (cow-bull) drug and hormone maffia and its traffic. Following the lives of several people who are directly affected by it.

The two stories, one the telling of Jacky's way to deal with his trauma and how he suffers from it, how it affected him and the other about the hormone traffic are brilliantly melt together to a story that will leave no one insensitive!!

AMAZING!!


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