Drama / Crime / Foreign Language
Director: Michaël R. Roskam
Running time: 129 mins Released: 1st February 2013
Cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille (Matthias Schoenaerts) has much in common with his stock. He is a slow, large man of few words with an addiction to steroids and a violent temper. Like him his family's poor animals are pumped with growth hormones, and soon the illegal activities at their farm attract the attention of a local crime boss. Jacky is wary of associating with this man as he is involved with the murder of a government investigator, but he agrees to meet with him anyway. It turns out that an old friend (Jeroen Perceval) now works as a hormone trafficker, but when Jacky runs into him it also stirs up bad childhood memories that could cause Jacky to snap completely.