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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.

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Sam Raymond (as Frank Lamers)
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Marc DeKuyper
Robin Valvekens ...
Jonge Jacky Vanmarsenille
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Jonge Bruno Schepers
Erico Salamone ...
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David Filippini
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Jean Vanmarsenille
Sofie Sente ...
Irene Vanmarsenille
Kristof Renson ...
Stieve Vanmarsenille
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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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Crime | Drama

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

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2 February 2011 (Belgium)  »

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€2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,267, 19 February 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$151,840

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$362,607
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Trivia

Bruno's vegetative state is never explained because Michael Roskam simply never thought of one. After the fact, Roskam offered several theories including disease, a failed suicide attempt, or being beaten by Jacky. 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

Sam Raymond: OK. OK. Piss off, partner. I'll screw yours too then, but you're paying.
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Hard to Come By
16 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

I found this film remarkable for its ability to stir feelings of sympathy for a kind of character who seems utterly brutish and unredeemable. Jacky is a brute, the kind of man who all too often resorts to abominable acts of violence when he's aroused. And yet, thanks to the portrait of Jacky drawn by the director and by the actor, we cannot help but feel great sorrow for him. Yes, Jacky does terrible, terrible things over the course of the film, but by the end I was sobbing for him. Maybe it's simply "tout comprendre, c'est tout pardonner", but whatever that emotion was I felt at the film's end it was something that revealed to me (and one would hope to all who see this film) a terrifying and redemptive bond of common humanity.


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