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Synopsis: 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 (Matthias 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 saga bursting with rage that TwitchFilm calls “a tremendous accomplishment…one of the most original crime films in recent memory.”

Genre

Crime / Drama

Rated

R

Language

Flemish / French

Run Time

129 min minutes

Subtitles

English

Starring

Matthias Schoenaerts (Jacky Vanmarsenille)
Jeroen Perceval (Diederik Maes)
Jeanne Dandoy (Lucia Schepers)
Barbara Sarafian (Eva Forrestier)
Tibo Vandenborre (Antony De Greef)
Frank Lamers (Sam Raymond)
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)

Directed by

Michaël R. Roskam

Written by

Michaël R. Roskam

Produced by

Bart Van Langendonck

Edited by

Alain Dessauvage

Composer

Raf Keunen

Production Designer

Walter Brugmans

Prod. Company

Savage Film - www.savagefilm.be

Awards

Motovun Film Festival - Croatia - 2011

Propeller of Motovun, Best Film (Michaël R. Roskam Savage Film (production company), Eyeworks Film & TV Drama (co-production), Artémis Productions (co-production), Waterland Film & TV (co-production))

Les Arcs European Film Festival - International - 2011

Best Actor Prize (Matthias Schoenaerts)

Film Festival Oostende - Belgium - 2011

Ensor, Best Cinematography (Nicolas Karakatsanis)

Film Festival Oostende - Belgium - 2011

Ensor, Best Supporting Actor (Jeroen Perceval)

Film Festival Oostende - Belgium - 2011

Ensor, Best Film (Michaël R. Roskam)

Film Festival Oostende - Belgium - 2011

Ensor, Best Director (Michaël R. Roskam)

Film Festival Oostende - Belgium - 2011

Ensor, Best Actor (Matthias Schoenaerts)

Festival D Cinema De Paris - France - 2011

Prix Nouveau Genre (Michaël R. Roskam)

Austin Fantastic Fest - USA - 2011

Next Wave Award, Best Film (Koji Nelissen (producer), Patrick Quinet (producer), Wilant Boekelman (producer), Jan van der Zanden (producer), Bart Van Langendonck (producer), Alexander Djeranian (producer), Peter Bouckaert (producer) Savage Film, Eyeworks Film & TV Drama, Waterland Film & TV)

Austin Fantastic Fest - USA - 2011

Next Wave Award, Best Director (Michaël R. Roskam (director))

Austin Fantastic Fest - USA - 2011

Next Wave Award, Best Actor (Matthias Schoenaerts)

AFI Fest - USA - 2011

Audience Award, Best Feature Film (Michaël R. Roskam (director) (writer))

AFI Fest - USA - 2011

Best Actor, New Auteurs (Matthias Schoenaerts)

Victoria Film Festival - Canada - 2012

Festival Prize, Best Feature (Michaël R. Roskam)

Palm Springs International Film Festival - USA - 2012

FIPRESCI Prize, Best Actor (Matthias Schoenaerts)

Palm Springs International Film Festival - USA - 2012

Directors to Watch (Michaël R. Roskam)

Magritte Awards - Belgium - 2012

Best Script (Michaël R. Roskam)

Magritte Awards - Belgium - 2012

Best Actor (Matthias Schoenaerts)

Magritte Awards - Belgium - 2012

Best Flemish Co-Production (Michaël R. Roskam)

Magritte Awards - Belgium - 2012

Best Editing (Alain Dessauvage)

Nominations

Zurich Film Festival - Switzerland - 2011

Golden Eye, Best International Feature Film

Stockholm Film Festival - Sweden - 2011

Bronze Horse, Best Film

Molodist International Film Festival - Ukraine - 2011

Scythian Deer Grand Prix

Hamptons International Film Festival - USA - 2011

Golden Starfish Award, Narrative Feature

Tromsø International Film Festival - Norway - 2012

Tromsø Palm, Best Film

Academy Awards - USA - 2012

Oscar Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

International Cinephile Society Awards - International - 2013

ICS Award, Best Actor

César Awards - France - 2013

César, Best Foreign Film

Chlotrudis Awards - USA - 2013

Best Movie

Chlotrudis Awards - USA - 2013

Best Director

Chlotrudis Awards - USA - 2013

Best Actor

Quotes

“a tremendous accomplishment...one of the most original crime films in recent memory.” - TwitchFilm

Country of Origin

Belgium / Netherlands

Production Year

2011

Aspect Ratio

2.35 : 1

Sound Mix

Dolby Digital

Camera

Aaton Penelope, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses

Medium

35 mm

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