Here's the trailer for the great looking dark, moody, and violent film Bullhead, which is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film or 2011. The movie played at Fantastic fest and did very well there. So well in fact that Drafthouse Film actually picked up the U.S. distribution rights and is scrambling to release it on February 17th 2012 just before the Oscars air.
The movie stars Mattias Schoenaerts, who looks like a absolute beast in the movie. Just from the trailer we can tell that he gives a hell of an intense performance as a violent man hooked on steroids and dealing with his inner demons. I'm looking forward to watching this one.
Here's the Synopsis:
Perhaps the year’s most stunning international debut, Michael R. Roskam’s BULLHEAD is a harrowing tale of revenge, redemption and fate. Domineering cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille (Mattias 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. Acclaimed at festivals worldwide including the Berlin Film Festival, AFI Fest and Fantastic Fest, the award-winning BULLHEAD is visceral thriller bursting with rage that TwitchFilm calls “one of the most original crime films in recent memory.”
Check out the trailer below, and tell us what you think!