Ruben Brandt, Collector

  • Omnivorous

Hungary / 2018 / English with Spanish subtitles / 96

  • Director 

    Milorad Krstic

  • Producer: 

    Milorad Krstic, Janos Kurdy-Feher, Péter Miskolczi, Hermina Roczkov, Radmila Roczkov


    Milorad Krstic, Radmila Roczkov

  • Photography: 


  • Cast: 



  • Mar 7 - 19:00 Cine Colombia (Caribe Plaza) 5

  • Mar 10 - 13:00 Cine Colombia (Caribe Plaza) 5

  • Mar 11 - 21:30 Cine Colombia (Plaza Bocagrande) 5


This fantastic debut film by Milorad Krstic comes to us all the way from Hungary. An action-packed animated picture with a hint of film noir, Ruben Brandt, Collector is sure to keep audiences entertained from beginning to end. The plot is simple: the prestigious psychotherapist Ruben Brandt has a recurring nightmare in which 13 of the most famous paintings in history (from Hopper and Picasso to Manet and Warhol) come to life and attack him. Four of his patients, all with criminal records, decide to steal the paintings to put Brandt out of his misery. Psychoanalysis tells us we need to own our fears in order to overcome them and so we embark on a fascinating descent into the criminal world where there is a bit of everything you’d expect: femmes fatales, Hollywood car chases, Italian gangsters, Russian spies, bounty hunters and the de rigueur private detective as an anti-hero. But the most unforgettable part of the film is the art, its universe of deformed characters—who borrow a bit from Picasso, a bit from Bacon—, the attention to detail in each set, and the more or less explicit references to Hitchcock, Tarantino… A veritable visual, aesthetic and auditory feast and indisputably one of the best animated films to come out of Europe—one that addresses the need for self-criticism.



Milorad Krstic

Milorad Krstic

Milorad Krstic was graduated from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, with a law degree. Since 1990, he has worked in Budapest as a painter and multimedia artist. In 1995, he won the Silver Bear Jury Prize (short film) Award at Berlinale for his first animated short, My Baby Left MeRuben Brandt, Collector is his first feature.