Release date: April 14th, 2019
Run time: 1 hr. 36 min.
Direction: Milorad Kristic
Genres: Animation /Suspense/Thriller
Synopsis: “Ruben Brandt, Collector,” written and directed by Budapest-based filmmaker MiloradKrstic, is a fascinating attempt to use a sophisticated animation technique to create a new kind of psychological thriller. Ruben Brandt, a famous psychotherapist, suffers violent nightmares inspired by legendary works of art, housed in the world’s most famous museums. He’s convinced that once he owns the art, his nightmares will disappear. He forms a band of thieves to steal the paintings and soon 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. “Ruben Brandt, Collector is a whimsical (and at times intoxicating) cocktail of surreal eye-candy animation and Thomas Crown-like art-world capers that goes down with fizzy ease, even if in the end it leaves you thirsty for a little more. It’s a triumph of style over substance. But what style!” –Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly.