Ruben Brandt, Collector
Director: Milorad Krstic
Section: World Cinema
Country: Hungary | Year: 2018
Language(s): English, French, Italian, Russian, German, Spanish, Hungarian | Time: 94 mins
Famous psychotherapist Ruben Brandt is forced to steal thirteen of the world’s most famous works of art in order to stop the terrible nightmares that haunt him. Accompanied by four patients and a killer team, he robs the Louvre, the Tate Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Hermitage, becoming the most famous criminal in the world. Pursued by the police, gangsters, and bounty hunters interested in the 100,000,000-dollar reward for his capture, Brandt has to deal with a formidable adversary: Mike Kowalski, a private investigator hired by insurance companies. Ruben Brandt, Collector is a tribute to different painting styles, with a trace of irony about psychoanalysis.
Milorad Krstic was born in Slovenia, in 1952, and graduated from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, with a law degree. Since 1990, he has worked in Budapest as a painter and multimedia artist. In 1995, he won the Silver Bear Jury Prize (short film) Award at the Berlinale for his first animated short, My Baby Left Me. Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018) is his first feature.