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Films & Schedules - BELGIUM

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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BULLHEAD

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....

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THE KID WITH A BIKE

Fri, Feb 17, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sun, Feb 19, 2012
at 7:45 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)
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THE KID WITH A BIKE

DIRECTOR: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne - BELGIUM

The Dardennes’ latest film centers on Cyril, a restless 11-year-old boy placed in a children’s home after being abandoned by his father. Unwilling to face the fact that parents are imperfect people, Cyril runs away to his former apartment block in search of both Dad and his abandoned bicycle. Rebuffed by his father, he meets Samantha, a kind hairdresser who helps to retrieve his bike and eventually agrees to become his weekend guardian. But literally and figuratively, Cyril isn’t out of the woods just yet. Shooting once more in the Belgian seaport town of Seraing, the Dardennes have created another...

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