Milorad Krstić’s action-heist thriller Ruben Brandt, Collector will world premiere at the Locarno film festival in Switzerland next month.
Primarily hand-drawn (with some cg elements), adult, and dealing with complex psychological themes, this English-language feature from Hungary looks and feels like no other animated feature in the marketplace right now.
In the film, psychotherapist Ruben Brandt suffers from terrible nightmares that are triggered by classical works of fine art. To stop the episodes, he recruits four of his patients, all of them skilled thieves, to accompany him to famous art museums around the globe and steal the paintings causing him distress. As the reward for Brandt and his crew grows, they’re chased around the globe by gangsters and bounty hunters, while a group of insurance companies hires an American detective and art-theft expert, Mike Kowalski, to solve the crimes.