Bullhead (2011)

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  • IMDb page: Bullhead (2011)
  • Rate: 7.4/10 total 4,637 votes 
  • Genre: Crime | Drama
  • Release Date: 17 February 2012 (USA)
  • Runtime: 124 min
  • Gross: $42,070(USA)(19 February 2012)
  • Director: Michael R. Roskam
  • Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeroen Perceval and Jeanne Dandoy
  • Original Music By: Raf Keunen   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Violence | Gay Slur | Hormone | Gay Character | Bully Comeuppance

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Michael R. Roskam 

Known Trivia

  • Belgium’s official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012.
  • Matthias Schoenaerts had to cultivate 27 kilograms of muscle mass to apply himself to the role of Jacky Vanmarsenille.

Plot: A young cattle farmer is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader. Full summary » |  »

Story: The young Limburg cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille is approached by an unscrupulous veterinarian to make a shady deal with a notorious West-Flemish beef trader. But the assassination of a federal policeman, and an unexpected confrontation with a mysterious secret from Jacky's past, set in motion a chain of events with farreaching consequences. BULLHEAD is an exciting tragedy about fate, lost innocence and friendship, about crime and punishment, but also about conflicting desires and the irreversibility of a man's destiny.Written by Anonymous  

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Produced By:

  • Wilant Boekelman known as co-producer
  • Peter Bouckaert known as co-producer
  • Alexander Djeranian known as co-producer
  • Koji Nelissen known as co-producer
  • Patrick Quinet known as co-producer
  • Jan van der Zanden known as co-producer
  • Bart Van Langendonck known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Matthias Schoenaerts known as Jacky Vanmarsenille
  • Jeroen Perceval known as Diederik Maes
  • Jeanne Dandoy known as Lucia Schepers
  • Barbara Sarafian known as Eva Forrestier
  • Tibo Vandenborre known as Antony De Greef
  • Frank Lammers known as Sam Raymond (as Frank Lamers)
  • Robin Valvekens known as Jonge Jacky Vanmarsenille
  • Baudoin Wolwertz known as Jonge Diederik Maes
  • David Murgia known as Jonge Bruno Schepers
  • Erico Salamone known as Christian Filippini
  • Philippe Grand'Henry known as David Filippini
  • Kris Cuppens known as Jean Vanmarsenille
  • Sofie Sente known as Irene Vanmarsenille
  • Kristof Renson known as Stieve Vanmarsenille
  • Hein van der Heijden known as Renaat Maes
  • Stefaan Degand known as Leon
  • Mike Reus known as Charles Richter
  • Ludmilla Klejnak known as Daphne
  • Renaud Rutten known as Louis Schepers
  • Jurgen Rogiers known as Daems
  • Steven Sheeren known as BOB-inspecteur
  • Marie-Rose Roland known as Moeder Schepers
  • Jolente De Keersmaeker known as Rechercheur
  • Circé Lethem known as Rechercheur
  • Steve Aernouts known as Specialist
  • Uwamungu Cornelis known as Assistent specialist
  • Steph Baeyens known as Commissaris
  • Armand Naessens known as Jonge Stieve Vanmarsenille
  • Oliver Boni known as Dealer
  • Jos Geens known as Landbouwer
  • Erna Vandendriessche known as Thérèse
  • Urbain Ilsbroex known as Dokter
  • Abdel Bellabiad known as Agent
  • Anabel Lopez known as Agente
  • Isolde Rossilion known as Babbie
  • Cindy Gijsels known as Gastvrouw
  • Mirco Gijsens known as Vriend Bruno
  • Pieter-Jan Coenen known as Vriend Bruno
  • Timothy Vanelderen known as Vriend Bruno
  • Florian Vigilante known as Vriend Bruno
  • Eric Remi known as Vriend Bruno
  • Bert Van Nieuwenhuyse known as Chauffeur vrachtwagen
  • Julie Colpaert known as Nieuwsreporter
  • Birgit Van Mol known as Nieuwsanker
  • Anke Vercauteren known as Nichtje in bar
  • Joelle-Chloe Edelman known as Vriendin in bar
  • Nathalie Borcard known as Prostituee 1
  • Sabrina Coppola known as Prostituee 2
  • Els Houbon known as Prostituee 3
  • Sarah Grunenwald known as Prostituee 4
  • Bill Barberis known as Surveillance Agent
  • Olivier Bisback known as Cop in elevator
  • Olivier Bony known as Dealer
  • Sandro Mastronardi known as Lief van nichtje (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Erik Hillenbrink known as prosthetic supplier
  • Mariël Hoevenaars known as makeup designer
  • Cindi Van Looveren known as makeup artist


Production Companies:

  • Savage Film
  • Eyeworks Film & TV Drama
  • Waterland Film & TV

Other Companies:

  • Dada Studios  music recorded and mixed


  • Celluloid Dreams (2011) (worldwide) (all media)
  • Kinepolis Film Distribution (KFD) (2011) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Ad Vitam Distribution (2012) (France) (theatrical)
  • Drafthouse Films (2012) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled)
  • Just Film Distribution (2011) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Film1 (2012) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Just Bridge Entertainment (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Just Bridge Entertainment (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Njutafilms (2012) (Sweden) (all media)

..{tab=Other Stuff}Release Date:

  • Germany February 2011 (Berlin International Film Festival)
  • Belgium 2 February 2011
  • France 2 April 2011 (Beaune Film Festival)
  • Netherlands 26 May 2011
  • Czech Republic 1 July 2011 (Karlovy Vary Film Festival)
  • Israel 7 July 2011 (Jerusalem Film Festival)
  • Canada 15 July 2011 (Fantasia Film Festival)
  • France 7 September 2011 (L'Étrange Festival)
  • Finland 15 September 2011 (Helsinki International Film Festival)
  • Greece 22 September 2011 (Athens Film Festival)
  • USA 23 September 2011 (Fantastic Fest)
  • Switzerland 30 September 2011 (Zurich Film Festival)
  • Canada 1 October 2011 (Vancouver International Film Festival)
  • Brazil 21 October 2011 (São Paulo International Film Festival)
  • France 27 October 2011 (Fantastique Semaine du Cinéma)
  • France 8 November 2011 (Arras Film Festival)
  • Spain 12 November 2011 (Festival Internacional de Cinema Negre de Manresa)
  • Sweden 15 November 2011 (Stockholm International Film Festival)
  • Germany 24 November 2011
  • France 12 December 2011 (Les Arcs International Film Festival)
  • USA 17 February 2012
  • France 22 February 2012
  • Sweden 4 May 2012

MPAA: Rated R for some strong violence, language and sexual content


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