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BULLHEAD [Rundskop]
2011 Oscar Selection, Belgium

This gritty, gonzo and stylish thriller, the debut feature from writer/director Michael R. Roskam, heralds an important new filmmaking talent to watch. An unlikely setting for organized crime, the farmlands of Flanders, and an unusually sympathetic villain — a cattle farmer (seriously beefed-up Matthias Schoenaerts, alternately sensitive and psychotic in a career-making performance) who deals in black market bovine growth hormone, abuses steroids and has a most unusual skeleton in his closet — make for a fascinating genre mashup: a crime thriller with quirky humor, harrowing suspense and elements of "Frankenstein" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." An English-language remake is in the works.

DIR/SCR Michael R. Roskam; PROD Bart Van Langendonck. Belgium, 2011, color, 124 min. In Dutch and French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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