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Bullhead

Bullhead
Bullhead Rating: 74 out of 100 based on 12 reviews.
Domineering cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille (Matthias Schoenaerts), 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. -- (C) Drafthouse Films
Cast
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 (as Frank Lamers)
Sam Louwyck

Marc DeKuyper
Robin Valvekens

Jonge Jacky Vanmarsenille
Baudoin Wolwertz

Jonge Diederik Maes
David Murgia

Jonge Bruno Schepers
Erico Salamone

Christian Filippini
Philippe Grand'Henry

David Filippini
Kris Cuppens

Jean Vanmarsenille
Sofie Sente

Irene Vanmarsenille
Kristof Renson

Stieve Vanmarsenille
Production
Director:Michaël R. Roskam
Producer:Wilant Boekelman (co-producer)
Peter Bouckaert (co-producer)
Alexander Djeranian (co-producer)
Koji Nelissen (co-producer)
Patrick Quinet (co-producer)
Jan van der Zanden (co-producer)
Bart Van Langendonck (producer)
Carlos Bedran (associate producer: Artémis Productions)
Claude Fontaine (associate producer: Artémis Productions)
Stephane Quinet (line producer: Artémis Productions)
Sibylle Seys Smets (associate producer: Artémis Productions)
Sylvie Van Ruymbeke (assistant producer: Artémis Productions)
Saskia Verboven (line producer)
Writer:Michaël R. Roskam
Reviews for Bullhead
MSN
"Bullhead" is a stunning debut that finds gripping tragedy and bleak humor in a story of crime and punishment, anchored by an Oscar-level lead performance that's part "Raging Bull" and part "Oedipus Rex." There are several factors working together...
The A.V. Club
As with most modern gangster pictures, the plot of the Belgian import Bullhead involves illegal drugs, though Michaël R. Roskam’s low-boil thriller (an Oscar nominee this year for Best Foreign Language Film) isn’t about pot or coke or meth.
FirstShowing.net
Matthias Schoenaerts is the absolute core of Bullhead, an emotionally and psychologically driven character study and Belgium's entry to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language film - one of the five nominees. Schoenaerts plays Jacky, a cattle farmer
Read review17 Feb 2012
Boxoffice Magazine
A bonafide hit on the festival circuit and now an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film, Michael R. Roskam's Bullhead is an impressively dark and well-crafted crime tale about, of all things, cattle farming and "the hormone mafia underworld."
Read review14 Feb 2012
Slant Magazine
In Bullhead, Michael R. Roskam's ham-fisted noir about meat and machismo, clear-cut comedy is delivered in the form of two bumbling cartoon car mechanics, stock jesters whose function is apparent on sight. This might seem like a minor point...
Reviews for Bullhead
MSN
"Bullhead" is a stunning debut that finds gripping tragedy and bleak humor in a story of crime and punishment, anchored by an Oscar-level lead performance that's part "Raging Bull" and part "Oedipus Rex." There are several factors working together...
The A.V. Club
As with most modern gangster pictures, the plot of the Belgian import Bullhead involves illegal drugs, though Michaël R. Roskam’s low-boil thriller (an Oscar nominee this year for Best Foreign Language Film) isn’t about pot or coke or meth.
FirstShowing.net
Matthias Schoenaerts is the absolute core of Bullhead, an emotionally and psychologically driven character study and Belgium's entry to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language film - one of the five nominees. Schoenaerts plays Jacky, a cattle farmer
Read review17 Feb 2012
Boxoffice Magazine
A bonafide hit on the festival circuit and now an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film, Michael R. Roskam's Bullhead is an impressively dark and well-crafted crime tale about, of all things, cattle farming and "the hormone mafia underworld."
Read review14 Feb 2012
Slant Magazine
In Bullhead, Michael R. Roskam's ham-fisted noir about meat and machismo, clear-cut comedy is delivered in the form of two bumbling cartoon car mechanics, stock jesters whose function is apparent on sight. This might seem like a minor point...
Filmcritic.com
Bullhead has determination to spare, and an unswerving sense of belief in its story that is admirable in a first-time writer-director. The film is shrouded in dire depression, the few daytime scenes overcast by clouds. There are a lot of tense...
Read review16 Feb 2012
Washington Post
Many terms applied to action movies - muscular, animalistic, testosterone-fueled - are literally true of "Bullhead."
Read review24 Feb 2012
Empire
Made before Rust And Bone but timed to capitalise on Schoenaerts' new-found profile among English speaking audiences, Bullhead more than deserves its run at the big screen. So does its star.
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
The first feature film directed by the Belgian Michael R. Roskan is a ferocious crime thriller that grabbed my attention and held my interest throughout. It's a blood curdling sensational character study and is like no other crime film I've seen.
Read review11 Jul 2012
Movies.com
Finally, an answer to the question "Who wants to watch a movie about a physically traumatized, steroid-addicted farmer who also works as an enforcer for the Belgian cattle hormone mafia?" That answer is, "You do."
Sacramento News & Review
Writer-director Michaël R. Roskam’s debut feature, an Oscar nominee, might be the best Beligan cattle-hormone-mafia movie you’ll ever see. That allows some leeway for general imperfections, yes, but who’d have even thought to make a character study...
Read review8 Mar 2012
TotalFilm.com
Probably the first Flemish gangster flick set in the world of the bovine-hormone mafia, Michaël R Roskam’s rural crime film is most notable for confirming Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust And Bone) as the actor you’d want for a Raging Bull remake.
Read review18 Jan 2013
Cast
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 (as Frank Lamers)
Sam Louwyck...Marc DeKuyper
Robin Valvekens...Jonge Jacky Vanmarsenille
Baudoin Wolwertz...Jonge Diederik Maes
David Murgia...Jonge Bruno Schepers
Erico Salamone...Christian Filippini
Philippe Grand'Henry...David Filippini
Kris Cuppens...Jean Vanmarsenille
Sofie Sente...Irene Vanmarsenille
Kristof Renson...Stieve Vanmarsenille
Hein van der Heijden...Renaat Maes
Stefaan Degand...Leon
Mike Reus...Charles Richter
Ludmilla Klejnak...Daphne
Renaud Rutten...Louis Schepers
Jurgen Rogiers...Daems
Steven Sheeren...BOB-inspecteur
Marie-Rose Roland...Moeder Schepers
Jolente De Keersmaeker...Rechercheur
Circé Lethem...Rechercheur
Steve Aernouts...Specialist
Uwamungu Cornelis...Assistent Specialist
Steph Baeyens...Commissaris
Armand Naessens...Jonge Stieve Vanmarsenille
Oliver Boni...Dealer
Jos Geens...Landbouwer
Erna Vandendriessche...Thérèse
Urbain Ilsbroex...Dokter
Abdel Bellabiad...Agenten
Anabel Lopez...Agenten
Isolde Rossilion...Babbie
Cindy Gijsels...Gastvrouw
Mirco Gijsens...Vriend Bruno
Pieter-Jan Coenen...Vriend Bruno
Timothy Vanelderen...Vriend Bruno
Florian Vigilante...Vriend Bruno
Eric Remi...Vriend Bruno
Bert Van Nieuwenhuyse...Chauffeur Vrachtwage
Julie Colpaert...Nieuwsreporter
Birgit Van Mol...Nieuwsanker
Anke Vercauteren...Nichtje in Bar
Joelle-Chloe Edelman...Vriendin in Bar
Nathalie Borcard...Prostituee 1
Sabrina Coppola...Prostituee 2
Els Houbon...Prostituee 3
Sarah Grunenwald...Prostituee 4
Bill Barberis...Surveillance Agent
Olivier Bisback...Cop in Elevator (uncredited)
Olivier Bony...Dealer (uncredited)
Anneleen Aerts...Surveillance Agent
Jean-Marie LeSuisse...Eddy Vanmarsenille
Jeanne Remy...Jonge Lucia Schepers
Juda Goslinga...Bruno Schepers
Gael Maleux...Vincent
Baloji...Patrick
Sandro Mastronardi...Lief van nichtje (uncredited)
Production
Director:Michaël R. Roskam
Producer:Wilant Boekelman (co-producer)
Peter Bouckaert (co-producer)
Alexander Djeranian (co-producer)
Koji Nelissen (co-producer)
Patrick Quinet (co-producer)
Jan van der Zanden (co-producer)
Bart Van Langendonck (producer)
Carlos Bedran (associate producer: Artémis Productions)
Claude Fontaine (associate producer: Artémis Productions)
Stephane Quinet (line producer: Artémis Productions)
Sibylle Seys Smets (associate producer: Artémis Productions)
Sylvie Van Ruymbeke (assistant producer: Artémis Productions)
Saskia Verboven (line producer)
Writer:Michaël R. Roskam
Composer:Raf Keunen
Cinematographer:Nicolas Karakatsanis
Editing:Alain Dessauvage
Casting:Bernard Falaise
Meikeminne Clinckspoor
Sara de Vries
Benoit Luporsi
Production Design:Walter Brugmans
Art Director:Walter Brugmans
Costume Design:Margriet Procee
Makeup:Erik Hillenbrink (prosthetic supplier)
Mariël Hoevenaars (makeup designer)
Cindi Van Looveren (makeup artist)
Frank DeClero (assistant hair stylist)
Elke Nolmans (assistant hair stylist)
Production Management:Julien Melebeck (post-production supervisor)
Lies Staes (assistant production manager)
Saskia Verboven (production manager)
United States23 Sep 2011
Belgium2 Feb 2011
Netherlands26 May 2011
Germany0 Feb 2011
France12 Dec 2011
Sweden15 Nov 2011
Hungary12 Jul 2012
United Kingdom1 Feb 2013
Spain12 Nov 2011
Czech Republic1 Jul 2011
IsraelIsrael7 Jul 2011
Canada23 Nov 2013
Finland15 Sep 2011
Greece22 Sep 2011
Switzerland5 Apr 2012
Brazil17 Feb 2013
Japan28 Jul 2012
Denmark6 Mar 2014
Ireland1 Feb 2013