This gritty, gonzo and stylish thriller marked the debut feature from writer/director Michaël R. Roskam. This fascinating genre mash-up features an unlikely setting for organized crime (the farmlands of Flanders) and an unusually sympathetic villain. A seriously beefed-up Matthias Schoenaerts is alternately sensitive and psychotic as cattle farmer Jacky, who deals in black market bovine growth hormones, abuses steroids and has a most unusual skeleton in his closet. BULLHEAD is a crime thriller with quirky humor, harrowing suspense and elements of "Frankenstein" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." DIR/SCR Michaël R. Roskam; PROD Bart Van Langendonck. Belgium/Netherlands, 2011, color, 129 min. In Flemish, French and Dutch with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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