Friday, January 18, 2013


A young boy is the victim of an unthinkable act of bullying and spends his days as a grown man (Matthias Schoenaerts) injecting himself with steroids and intimidating those around him as he runs his family's cattle farm. His life is thrown into tumult when he embarks on a relationship with the sister of his tormentor and enters into an ill-timed deal with a black market beef trader. "Bullhead", a foreign film Oscar nominee out of Belgium from last year, contains an emotionally devastating central story and a fine performance from its lead character, which loses much by way of its unnecessary mafia subplot.