Bullhead (Dutch: Rundskop) is a Belgian drama film written and directed by Michaël R. Roskam and starring Matthias Schoenaerts. It was awarded both the New Authors Audience Award and the New Authors Critic’s Prize for Best Actor (Schoenaerts) AFI Fest, acclaimed at the Berlin Film Festival and Fantastic Fest, and officially nominated on January 24, 2012 for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.
The award-winning film is a harrowing tale of revenge, redemption and fate. Domineering cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille (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.
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