Ruben Brandt, a famous psychotherapist, is forced to steal 13 paintings from world-renowned museums and private collections to prevent his suffering from 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, to solve the case.
Territories N/A: North America & Latin America (Sony Picture Classics), China (Lemontree), Russia/CIS (Cinema Prestige), Spain (Media Solutions Partners), Portugalia (Alambique), South Korea (Activers), Bulgaria (A Plus)
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
2019 Trieste Film Festival - Sky Arte Prize: Best Film in Art & Sound section
2019 Annie Awards
2018 Seville European Film Festival - Best Screenplay Award / Best First Film Award (CICAE Art Cinema Award) of the Official and The New Waves Sections / Best Film Award (ASECAN)
2018 Bucharest ANIM'EST - Best Feature Film Award
2018 Locarno Film Festival - in official selection - Piazza Grande
2018 Sarajevo Film Festival
2018 Haifa International Film Festival
2018 Copenhagen CPH.PIX
2018 Vancouver International Film Festival
2018 Warsaw International Film Festival - in competition
2018 Luxembrug Cinéast
2018 Mumbai International Film Festival