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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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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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Budget:

€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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Belgium's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

Goofs

(around 19:48) Jacky is seen wearing a regular winter jacket when he meets the men. However when they go to lunch, he is then seen wearing a dress sports jacket. See more »

Quotes

Charles Richter: Go on, those Walloons don't understand a fuckin' word we say.
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exceptional movie
17 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

I'm very critical, i almost never give out scores above 8. this movie is based on true events, superb performance of lead character; well done, in a realistic way such as only European movies can (as in contrast to American movies) whether you are from Belgium or not, its a good movie.

it depicts a look in the Belgian hormone mafia scene, around the the time when they murdered a federal veterinary inspector.

beware, there are shocking scenes in the movie. and i do mean shocking, not your everyday kind of scenes.

highly recommended.

especially if you understand dutch or have some knowledge of the Low Countries.


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