Ruben Brandt, Collector

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    Ruben Brandt, Collector

    Directed by

    Hungary

    2018

    96 min

    • English
    • Hungarian

    Animation, Drama

    The story, written by the director, revolves around Ruben Brandt, a famous psychotherapist, who is forced to steal 13 paintings from world-renowned museums and private collections to assuage his suffering from terrible nightmares. Accompanied by four of his patients, he and his gang of thieves strike regularly and with great success: the Louvre, Tate, Uffizi, Hermitage, MoMA... "The Collector" quickly becomes the most-wanted criminal. Gangsters and headhunters chase him around the world, while the reward for his capture keeps rising, nearing $100 million. A group of insurance companies hires Mike Kowalski, a private detective and leading art-theft expert, to solve the case.

    Awards

    • Best Screenplay Award - Sevilla IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Gabriella Hámori
    Iván Kamarás
    Zalán Makranczi
    Screenplay
    Milorad Krstic
    Editing
    Robert Libel
    Music
    Tibor Cári
    Sales
    HUNGARIAN NATIONAL FILM FUND

    Press

    Milorad Krstić targets adults with this stylish, fast-paced, English-language animated thriller set in the world of fine art.

    Alissa Simon, Variety

    An animated joyride.

    Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

    Milorad Krstić's new movie is one of the best animated films to come out of Europe since 2003's Belleville Rendez-vous.

    Kaleem Aftab, Cineuropa

    Milorad Krstic

    Milorad Krstic

    Slovenia

    Born in Slovenia and raised in Budapest since 1990, the director, who is also a painter and multimedia artist, has not worked in film since 1995, when he helmed the animated short MY BABY LEFT ME, Silver Bear at Berlin IFF and Best First Film Award at Annecy IAFF.