Bullhead is nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The film comes from Belgium. I hope the trailer is a good representation of the film because it looks to be beautifully shot even though it clearly focuses on violence. I get a Drive vibe from it, which is a good thing. It focuses on farming, cows, meat, crime, and violence. That’s a weird combination, but it has me intrigued. Bullhead stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeroen Perceval, Barbara Sarafian, Jeanne Dandoy, Tibo Vandenbore, and Sam Louwyck. Michael R. Roskam directed the film.
“Perhaps the year’s most stunning international debut, Michael R. Roskam’s BULLHEAD is a harrowing tale of revenge, redemption and fate. Domineering cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille (Mattias Schoenaerts in a ferocious breakout performance), 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. Acclaimed at festivals worldwide including the Berlin Film Festival, AFI Fest and Fantastic Fest, the award-winning BULLHEAD is visceral thriller bursting with rage that TwitchFilm calls “one of the most original crime films in recent memory.””
Bullhead is already playing in select theatres and will hopefully spread to more theatres soon.