in Dutch and French with English subtitles
Belgium | 2011 | col | dir. Michael R. Roskam, with Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeroen Perceval, Jeanne Dandoy
This thriller about gangsters and farmers is set against the backdrop of the Belgium cattle hormone mafia. Young Limburg cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille (Rust and Bone’s 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. Acclaimed by critics and Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, the award-winning Bullhead is visceral saga bursting with rage that Michael Mann describes as ‘a masterpiece’.