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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)
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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

According to Michaël R. Roskam, his inspiration for the film was based on a crime scene in Belgium known as the Belgium Hormone Mafia. 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

Narrator: Sometimes in a man's life stuff happens that makes everyone go quiet. So quiet that no one even dares talk about it. Not to anyone, not even to themselves. Not in their head and not out loud. Not a fucking word. Cos everything has somehow got stuck. There, deep in the fields, under the trees and the leaves, year after year. Then, suddenly it all comes back. Just like that, from one day to the next. No matter how long ago it was, there will always be someone to bring it all back. Because no ...
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To put it simply...a masterpiece
2 March 2012 | by contrerasjose6See all my reviews

I admit I was not ready for what this movie had to offer. It absolutely blew me away. The story never reveals anything before it has to, so you will find yourself clutching your armrest in anticipation.

An extremely well-done film in which everything from the story to the camera shots will compel you to become part of the story, to live the moments with the characters. The film provides opportunities to chuckle at times, and look on in disbelief at others.

As the credits rolled and the theater emptied out, I found myself staring at the screen attempting to take in what I had just experienced. I went in having read reviews about an overall very good film, but those reviews fell short. This is a masterpiece.


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