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 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.

“All is not calm in the fields of Flanders. Out of leftfield comes this remarkably assured first feature from Michael R. Roskam, as astoundingly muscular in style as it is in subject matter. The subject matter in question-the illegal trade in growthhormone-laced beef in Belgium – doesn’t appear all that dramatic on the surface, but Roskam has fashioned a crackling character-based thriller from it, aided immeasurably by a star-making turn from Matthias Schoenaerts (the lithe star of “Pulsar” and “My Queen Caro") as a steroidal cattle farmer in over his head.”

Vancouver FF