Bullhead (2011)
"Rundskop" (original title)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  2 February 2011 (Belgium)
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A young cattle farmer is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucia Schepers
Eva Forrestier
Tibo Vandenborre ...
Antony De Greef
Frank Lammers ...
Sam Raymond (as Frank Lamers)
Sam Louwyck ...
Marc DeKuyper
Robin Valvekens ...
Baudoin Wolwertz ...
Erico Salamone ...
Christian Filippini
Philippe Grand'Henry ...
David Filippini
Jean Vanmarsenille
Sofie Sente ...
Irene Vanmarsenille
Kristof Renson ...


The young Limburg cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille 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 farreaching 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 Anonymous

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

2 February 2011 (Belgium)  »

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Box Office


€2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$32,267 (USA) (17 February 2012)


$42,070 (USA) (17 February 2012)

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(35 mm version)|

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Noomi Rapace listed the film as one of her all-time favorite movies. Rapace worked with Michaël R. Roskam and Matthias Schoenaerts in The Drop (2014). See more »


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Oscar Material
22 October 2011 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I made an account solely for this movie, a true tragic, mesmerizing Movie. It really is a must see. I think it has a very high change being nominated for the Oscars as best foreign movie and maybe even winning it. Another reviewer posted something about silence moments in this movie but really, even without saying much, you can feel the pain and tragedy the main characters went through. Brilliant performance by Matthias Schoenaerts and , amongst others, Frank Lammers.

I do think however the spoken language might be a bit of a barrier for non-Flemish/dutch speakers because I feel that a lot of the words and sentences spoken here add to the drama; translation tends to loose that drama. (I can give a few examples but that would be a spoiler) I predict that this movie will be remade/re shot in English (pity) for a broader audience.

10/10 for me

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