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Roxie Theater: Ruben Brandt, Collector
March 16 @ 8:45 pm - 10:45 pm
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One event on March 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Ruben Brandt, a famous psychotherapist, is forced to steal 13 paintings from the world’s renowned museums and private collections to prevent his suffering from terrible nightmares he has as a result of subliminal messaging he received as a child. Accompanied by his four patients, he and his band of thieves strike regularly and with great success: the Louvre, Tate, Uffizi, Hermitage, the Museum of Modern Art.
“The Collector” quickly becomes the most wanted criminal in the world. 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 expert on art theft, to solve the “Collector Case.”
RUBEN BRANDT, COLLECTOR is a fantasy opus comprising thriller, film noir and action adventure elements. Ruben Brandt is an art-house, an expressive film d’auteur with exceptional visuality. Regardless of where the inspiration came from – drama, fantasy, action-adventure, film noir, thriller, a whole movie, a scene or just a character – Krstić tried to include as many references as he could in Ruben Brandt, Collector to pay tribute to his most loved works of cinema and art.
Ingmar Bergman, Luis Bunuel, Charlie Chaplin, Sergei Eisenstein, Federico Fellini, Alfred Hitchcock, John Huston, Stanley Kubrick, Akira Kurosawa, Auguste Lumiere, Louis Lumiere, and Georges Mélies were among the directors whose legacy had a great impact on Milorad. No wonder the title itself contains two well-known artists: it is a combination of Rubens and Rembrandt.
Directed by Milorad Krstić. Hungary. 2018. 96 min. DCP.