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Ruben Brandt, Collector

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Haunted by the death of his father and tormented by violent hallucinations involving some of the world’s greatest paintings, psychiatrist Ruben Brandt (voiced by Iván Kamarás) finds himself in need of assistance. Luckily, his roster of criminal patients are happy to oblige: from Mimi (Gabriella Hámori), a lithe kleptomaniac; to Bye-Bye Joe (Matt Devere), a stocky celebrity bodyguard; to Fernando (Christian Niels Buckholdt), a not-so-discreet computer whiz. Soon the colourful coterie begins to burglarize famous museums across the globe, stealing 13 of the world’s most famous paintings in the process.

Inspired and inventive, Milorad Krstić’s animated standout is chock-full of sly art-history references and delirious twists on modern psychological ideas. Fuelled by a propulsive orchestral score, the film gracefully alternates between the atmosphere of an early Louis Feuillade crime serial and the breathless, high-octane action of a Mission: Impossible entry. (The lengthy opening chase through the streets and canals of Paris will set pulses pounding from the get-go.) With its heady mix 2D and 3D animation styles, Krstić’s ravishingly drawn genre romp will thrill to no end.


North American premiere
Director Milorad Krstić
Country of Origin: Hungary
Year: 2018
Running Time: 94 mins
Format: DCP
Language:In English, Hungarian with English subtitles
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Cast: Iván Kamarás, Csaba "Kor" Márton, Gabriella Hámori, Katalin Dombi, Matt Devere, Christian Niels Buckholdt
Producer: Péter Miskolczi, János Kurdy-Fehér, Milorad Krstić, Hermina Roczkov, Radmila Roczkov
Screenwriter: Milorad Krstić, Radmila Roczkov
Production Design: Milorad Krstić
Music: Tibor Cári
Print Source: Hungarian National Film Fund

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