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Films & Schedules - BULLHEAD


Sat, Feb 11, 2012
at 12:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Tue, Feb 14, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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DIRECTOR: Michael R. Roskam - BELGIUM

In an unlikely setting for organized crime—the farmlands of Flanders—Bullhead plunges us into the corrupt underbelly of a mafia-run meat industry, where illegal use of growth hormones on cattle runs rampant. After a detective is murdered, Jacky, a grotesquely muscular man supped up on steroids, becomes suspicious of a potential partnership with a rival manufacturer. Compounding his weariness is the presence of Diederik. Flashbacks into Jacky’s childhood soon reveal the two men are linked by a physically traumatic, life-altering tragedy. A fascinating genre mash-up—a gritty, gonzo crime thriller with quirky humor, harrowing suspense, and elements of Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde—Roskam’s film is this year’s Belgian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. (124 mins.)

First Feature.

In Dutch and French with English subtitles.



Interests: New Directors, Oscar Submissions.

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