Directed by Milorad Krstić, animation, 96 min, English version, fr subtitles, 16+
Written by Milorad Krstić
Ruben Brandt, a famous psychotherapist, is forced to steal 13 paintings from world-renowned museums and private collections to prevent his terrible nightmares. Accompanied by four of his patients, he and his gang of thieves strike regularly and with great success: The Louvre, Tate, Uffizi, Hermitage, MoMA. ’The Collector' quickly becomes the most wanted criminal. 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 art theft expert, with solving the case.
Audaciously crafted, a playful and fast paced crime-thriller, it offers an amusing journey into the world of art, sprinkled with large amounts of wit and humour. Almost six year in the making, this animated gem by Slovenian-born visual artist Milorad Krstić premiered at Locarno's Piazza Grande.