Ruben Brandt, Collector
Year: 2018
Production: European

Ruben Brandt, Collector - Hungary, 2018, 94 min, animation
Director: Milorad Krstic

Haunted by the death of his father and tormented by hallucinations involving some of the world’s greatest paintings, psychiatrist Ruben Brandt finds himself in need of assistance. Luckily, his roster of criminal patients are happy to oblige: from Mimi, a lithe kleptomaniac; to Bye-Bye Joe, a stocky celebrity bodyguard; to Fernando, 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 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 Hitchcockian mystery and the breathless, high-octane action of a Mission: Impossible entry.

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