Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
A steroid-fueled cattle farmer finds that his decision to do business with the Belgian cattle-hormone mafia could have potentially deadly consequences in this brooding Belgian crime drama that was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards. Jacky Vanmarsenille (Matthias Schoenaerts) makes the biggest mistake of his life when he goes into business with a nefarious meat trader with mob ties. After hearing that a federal agent was murdered while investigating the underworld meat trade and crossing paths with a woman he thought he would never see again, Jacky realizes that his only hope is to delve headlong back into his harrowing past. First-time feature filmmaker Michael R. Roskam directed from his own script.
assassination, cattle, hormones, investigation, Mafia, meat, steroids, underworld