THE TREASURE

By Corneliu PORUMBOIU

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Black comedy - Completed 2015

Corneliu Porumboiu returns with a tender black comedy, in which a father's love transforms an unlikely treasure hunt into a fairytale.

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Festival de Cannes 2015
Un Certain Regard
Toronto - TIFF 2015
Contemporary World Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Black comedy, Comedy
    • Countries
    • ROMANIA, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ROMANIAN
    • Duration
    • 89 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Corneliu PORUMBOIU
    • Producer(s)
    • Marcela URSU (42 Km Film), Sylvie PIALAT (Les Films du Worso), Julie GAYET (Rouge International), Nadia TURINCEV (Rouge International)
    • Synopsis
    • Costi (33) leads a peaceful life. At night he likes to read his 5-year-old son stories, to help him sleep. Their favourite is Robin Hood. Costi sees himself as the hero - righter of wrongs and defender of the oppressed. One evening, his neighbour pays him an unexpected visit and shares a secret: there's treasure buried in his grandparents' garden, he's sure of it. If Costi will hire a metal detector to help locate it, he'll give him half of whatever they get. Skeptical at first, in the end Costi can't resist. He's on board. The two accomplices have one weekend to locate the loot. Despite every obstacle in their path, Costi refuses to be discouraged. For his wife and son, he's a real hero - nothing and no one are going to stop him.
      Perennial Cannes favourite Corneliu Porumboiu returns with a tender black comedy, in which a parent's love transforms life into a fairytale.
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