Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Rundskop aka Bullhead (2011)

Jacky Vanmarsenille is working at his family's farm growing up animals, sometimes using illegal drugs. He had a terrible experience as a child that wounded him at his body and heart. He feels alone, being rejected and unable to feel love. Sometimes his anger transforms him into a wild animal, a bull, a beast. One day he is being approached by an veterinarian to make a shady deal with a notorious West-Flemish beef trader Decuyper, who actually is a mobster. When the last one's gang kill a cop and tries to disappear the car because it is an evidence, they collaborate with a couple of French mechanics who are suspicious. Things get messed and Jackie finds out that Diederik, his old childish friend works now for Decuyper but he doesn't know that he is also a spike for the cops. A tragedy about fate, lost innocence and friendship, about crime and punishment, but also about conflicting desires and the irreversibility of a man's destiny. It is nominated for this year's foreign language film Oscar.

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