Sony Pictures Classics to distribute Milorad Krstić’s stylish animated heist thriller with an Oscar-qualifying run in 2019.
Sony Pictures Classics has released a new trailer and poster for the Hungarian animated heist thriller Ruben Brandt, Collector. The 2D animated feature is set to be released with an Oscar-qualifying run in 2019.
Written and directed by Milorad Krstić, Ruben Brandt, Collector made its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival this past summer. Set against a stylish noir backdrop blending the art world art and psychotherapy, the animated film features original music composed by Tibor Cari alongside some of the greatest hits of the 20th century art world, sprinkled with visual references to films by Eisenstein, Hitchcock and Tarantino. The English-language feature was produced by Peter Miskolczi, Radmila Roczkov, Hermina Roczkov, János Kurdy-Fehér and Krstić with the support of the Hungarian National Film Fund.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Ruben Brandt, a famous psychotherapist, is forced to steal 13 paintings from the world's renowned museums and private collections to prevent his suffering from terrible nightmares he has as a result of subliminal messaging he received as a child. Accompanied by his four patients, he and his band of thieves strike regularly and with great success: The Louvre, Tate, Uffizi, Hermitage, the Museum of Modern Art. "The Collector" quickly becomes the most wanted criminal in the world. Gangsters and headhunters chase him around the world while the reward for his capture keeps rising, approaching a hundred million dollars. A cartel of insurance companies entrusts Mike Kowalski, a private detective and leading expert on art theft, to solve the "Collector Case.
Watch the new trailer in the player below:
Source: Sony Pictures Classics