• 2011
  • Belgium
  • 2h 9min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael R. Roskam
  • Cast: Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeroen Perceval, Jeanne Dandoy
  • Language: Dutch/French
  • UK release: 1 February 2013

A young farmer is asked by an unscrupulous veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader. When a federal policeman is assassinated, the consequences run deep in this drama about fate and friendship. Schoenaerts is hypnotically watchable but the film (told via flashback) is rather harder to follow.

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21 Jan 20133 stars

Rust and Bone's Matthias Schoenaerts shines in this slightly muddled Belgian crime drama

Fans of Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone will be keen to see that film’s impressive male lead Matthias Schoenaerts again, and this Belgian drama (its homeland’s Oscar entry) gives him plenty to chew on. As Jacky, an underworld hustler and supplier of…

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