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Must Watch: Official US Trailer for Belgium's Oscar Nom 'Bullhead'

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February 3, 2012
Source: Apple

Bullhead Trailer

"A career-defining, powerfully physical lead performance." That's Variety's quote from this trailer, and it looks like it's quite accurate. Drafthouse Films recently unveiled the official US trailer on Apple for Michael R. Roskam's Bullhead, starring Mattias Schoenaerts, the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominee from Belgium. I missed this film at numerous festivals last year and it's one of those I'm now kicking myself over, as it looks tremendous. It may also be just how incredible this trailer is, the editing and tension and intensity of the characters, it's got to be hard to watch this and not say you're intrigued. Must check it out!

Watch the official US trailer for Michael R. Roskam's Bullhead, in high def from Apple:

Domineering cattle farmer Jacky (Mattias Schoenaerts), constantly pumped on steroids, initiates a shady deal with a notorious meat trader. When a 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.

Bullhead is written & directed by Belgian filmmaker Michael R. Roskam, making his feature debut after a few shorts previously including Carlo and The One Thing to Do. This premiered at the Berlin Film Festival last year and played Fantastic Fest, and was picked up by Tim League's Drafthouse Films. It received a Best Foreign Language Oscar nomination, and will hit limited US theaters starting February 17th this month.

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  • coswell
    Its a great movie :) Havent seen other nominated movies, but if Le Havre isnt there.. And this is.. This has to win.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQoJo81lujk Crapola
    Looks really good. Will watch.
  • http://www.moviepulp.be/ Kenneth
    As an avid moviebuff from Belgium, I can honestly state this is a great movie, with a towerhouse performance from our local hero, Matthias Schoenaerts (one to watch - also see 'The Loft' by Erik Van Looy). I sincerely hope Bullhead manages to win the Oscar. Well-deserved!
  • Ricardo_PT
    I hate it that americans never show any dialogue in the foreign films trailers...it's like they want to trick people into thinking the movie is american, i don't know. Does this bother anyone else?
  • Jeff Metzger
    That looks amazing. 
  • Anonymous
    wow! i won't be able to see it in a theatre around here, but i'll look for it on netflix.
  • Kol
    looks like a cool movie, i totally added this to my watchlist :)
  • Deefke
    Seen it 3 times now, i'am dutch, so needed subtitles as well. But wow what a film. Hope that it wins the Oscar for best foreign film !
  • Light
     why didn't nominated for golden globe ,bafta,.... .it's not fair. bullhead is the greatest this year.it should be a winner.
  • Alex C.
    Looks very tough and powerful indeed, but I'm afraid the Oscar will go to the crowd-pleasing, Hollywood-pleasing "The Artist"... Let's see.
  • silent
    It would be a bold but intelligent choice to make BULLHEAD win, for it is a movie that blows the mind, the heart and soul at deep level,like greek tragedies still do after 2000 years in which Jacky Vanmarsenille, through his particular "anecdotic" tangible story of fate and destiny is a symbol of deep human suffering. With his damaged capacity for life and love, he is an ARCHETYPE of a tortured soul emprisonned in an equal tortured body. Therefore it is a great mind-changing, CONSCIOUSNESS-ALTERING movie that disturbs prejudices, opens eyes and hearts for the unknown misfortunates among us. A movie that appeals empathy and compassion. A movie that makes us thinking again about commitment, loyalty and friendship, about the dammage of betrayal and corruption...  The striking silence of the audiences after viewing the movie is the proof that this masterpiece has done a big job. CONGRATULATIONS BELGIUM, AND THANK YOU FOR THIS UNIQUE STORY WITH SUCH UNIVERSAL DIMENSIONS.  I wish that the members of the Academy can agree about the universality of BULLHEAD - that recycles the trash of prejudices and judgements about good and evil in our minds into compassion - and therefore decide to honour it with an Oscar as well for the fact that on top- as a debute film - shows an uncommon maturity that remembers how this art can work and alter human consciousness. And let's not talk about the mesmerizing actor in terms of muscles and weight, but in terms of his exceptional subtle embodiement of his equal subtle sensing of the dualities in the human soul. He deserves the Oscar for Best actor. Honestly, in this 84th edition, tell me Which performance of the nominees in the category of Best Actor, reaches at his ankles ???
  • Brady
    I put the video into Adobe Premiere and broke down the RGB levels. One of the videos lookes like it has a time code (00:00:00:00), and another has a bunch of X's and Y's and what looks like the letters SYR or SYS repeating...not sure what else...
  • Hlynurkrist
    You had me at  Rachel Weisz.

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