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Bullhead (2011) More at IMDbPro »Rundskop (original title)

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Bullhead -- NOMINATED FOR BEST FOREIGN FILM! In perhaps the year's most stunning international debut, Michaël R. Roskam's BULLHEAD is a harrowing tale of revenge, redemption and fate.
Bullhead -- A young Limburg cattle farmer is approached by an unscrupulous veterinarian to make a shady deal with a notorious West-Flemish beef trader.
Bullhead -- A young Limburg cattle farmer is approached by an unscrupulous veterinarian to make a shady deal with a notorious West-Flemish beef trader.


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Release Date:
2 February 2011 (Belgium) See more »
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DVD Review: 'Bullhead'
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Bullhead – review
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Film Review: 'Bullhead'
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To put it simply...a masterpiece See more (45 total) »


  (in credits order)

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
Bill Barberis ... Surveillance Agent
Anneleen Aerts ... Surveillance Agent
Jean-Marie LeSuisse ... Eddy Vanmarsenille
Jeanne Remy ... Jonge Lucia Schepers
Juda Goslinga ... Bruno Schepers
Gaël Maleux ... Vincent (as Gael Maleux)
Baloji ... Patrick
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 ... Vrachtwagenchauffeur
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olivier Bisback ... Cop in Elevator (uncredited)
Olivier Bony ... Dealer (uncredited)

Sandro Mastronardi ... Lief van nichtje (uncredited)

Directed by
Michaël R. Roskam 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michaël R. Roskam  scenario

Produced by
Carlos Bedran .... associate producer: Artémis Productions
Wilant Boekelman .... co-producer: Waterland Film
Peter Bouckaert .... co-producer
Alexander Djeranian .... associate producer: Waterland Film
Claude Fontaine .... associate producer: Artémis Productions
Koji Nelissen .... co-producer: Waterland Film
Patrick Quinet .... co-producer: Artémis Productions
Stephane Quinet .... line producer: Artémis Productions
Sibylle Seys Smets .... associate producer: Artémis Productions
Jan van der Zanden .... co-producer: Waterland Film
Bart Van Langendonck .... producer
Sylvie Van Ruymbeke .... assistant producer: Artémis Productions
Saskia Verboven .... line producer
Original Music by
Raf Keunen 
Cinematography by
Nicolas Karakatsanis 
Film Editing by
Alain Dessauvage 
Casting by
Meikeminne Clinckspoor 
Sara de Vries-Vinck  (as Sara de Vries)
Bernard Falaise 
Benoit Luporsi 
Production Design by
Walter Brugmans 
Costume Design by
Margriet Procee 
Makeup Department
Frank DeClero .... assistant hair stylist
Frank DeClero .... assistant makeup artist
Erik Hillenbrink .... prosthetic supplier
Mariël Hoevenaars .... hair stylist (as Mariel Hoevenaars)
Mariël Hoevenaars .... makeup artist (as Mariel Hoevenaars)
Elke Nolmans .... assistant hair stylist
Elke Nolmans .... assistant makeup artist
Cindi Van Looveren .... assistant hair stylist
Cindi Van Looveren .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Tatjana Kozar .... assistant to the producer
Julien Melebeck .... post-production supervisor
Xavier Rombaut .... post production
Lies Staes .... assistant production manager
Saskia Verboven .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Els Casier .... second assistant director
Eva Cools .... third assistant director
Jozefien Scheepers .... crowd second assistant director
Sofie Tusschans .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ine Cams .... set dresser
Maarten Loenders .... construction
Ruben Swinnen .... construction
Sound Department
Thomas Berliner .... extra boom operator
Benoît Biral .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Lieven Callens .... dialogue editor
Quentin Collette .... sound designer
Benoit De Clerck .... sound recordist
Yves de Mey .... extra sound designer
Philippe Fontaine .... boom operator trainee
Jules Fradet .... first assistant engineer
David Gillain .... foley recordist
Emerson Lescot .... boom operator
Fabien Pochet .... sound re-recording mixer
Yanna Soentjens .... extra boom operator
Olivier Thys .... foley artist
Thibaut Vandermeerch .... sound recordist
Christine Verschorren .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Jean-Christophe Bourgeois .... special effects technician
Olivier de Laveleye .... special effects (as Olivier Delaveleye)
Pierre Wuidart .... special effects (as Pierre Widant)
Visual Effects by
An-Marie Breem .... computer graphics
Arnout Deurinck .... dustbuster
Tom Mulder .... grader
Stefan Rycken .... visual effects supervisor
Stefan Rycken .... visual effects
Kosmas Stergiou .... compositor: lead
Olivier Bisback .... stunts
Freddy Lardot .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Manu Alberts .... steadicam operator
Thomas Caselli .... focus puller (as Thomas Casselli)
Laurens De Grande .... additional electrician
Dominique Degand .... grip
Pieter Gaelens .... grip
Tim Janssens .... gaffer
Kurt Reybrouck .... key grip (as Kurt Reybroeck)
Jan Rubens .... steadicam operator
Kim van Honschooten .... additional electrician
Lynn Van Oijstaeijen .... camera: second unit
Dieuwert Vandekerkhove .... clapper loader (as Dieuwert Vandekerckhove)
Animation Department
Amira Daoudi .... layout artist
Casting Department
Bernard Garant .... extras casting: Wallonie
Janusz Gosschalk .... casting
Jorijn Logghe .... casting: Staigiar
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlotte Goethals .... extra costumer
Marloes Liebrand .... costume trainee
Jutta Smeyers .... costumer
Editorial Department
Arnout Deurinck .... data conformist
Tom Mulder .... scanner
Olivier Ogneux .... color grader
Stefan Rycken .... digital intermediate supervisor
Hervé Vander Heyden .... telecine dailies colorist
Thomas Vanthuyne .... assistant editor
Other crew
Sara Bogaert .... location hunter
Christophe De Backer .... night guard
Olivier de Laveleye .... armorer (as Olivier Delaveleye)
Mark Heijen .... location manager
Anneleen Masschelein .... script consultant
Phil Rutter .... script consultant
Elleke Swaans .... communication manager
Colette Thomé .... caterer
Bram Van Wesenbeeck .... set location manager
Bernard Vander Donckt .... accountant
Soetkin Vansumere .... script supervisor (as Soetkin Vansummere)
Pieter Vermeersch .... location manager trainee
Pierre Wuidart .... armorer (as Pierre Widant)
Søren Juul Petersen .... special thanks
Marten Rabarts .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rundskop" - Belgium (original title)
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Rated R for some strong violence, language and sexual content
129 min
Color (35 mm version) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Michaël R. Roskam spent six years working on the project, back then, Matthias Schoenaerts started working out to have a little basis to work from once he knew when they would shoot the film. Before "Bullhead", Roskam and Schoenaerts had worked together on the short film The One Thing to Do (2005).See more »
Jacky Vanmarsenille:My whole life I've known nothing but animals... I've always felt just like these bulls here, never knowing what it's like to protect someone. Calves, a herd, like a wife, children... Really having to protect them, cos you have to... cos it's in your nature.
Jacky Vanmarsenille:I haven't got what I'm supposed to have.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012) (TV)See more »


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18 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
To put it simply...a masterpiece, 2 March 2012
Author: JLC from United States

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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