The Treasure

Friday, January 8 - Thursday, January 21, 2016

Costi leads a quiet life in the city with his wife and son. One evening, a neighbor he barely knows approaches him with a business proposal. Legend has it that there’s a buried treasure in the neighbor’s grandparents’ country home; if Costi will lend him some money to rent a metal detector to find it, he’ll split the proceeds. Acclaimed filmmaker Corneliu Porumboiu’s (Police, Adjective; 12:08 East of Budapest) contemporary fable starts on a note of doubt, before evolving into his most deliciously dry comedy–and then into something magical indeed.

Official selection: Un certain regard – Cannes Film Festival, New York Film Festival

“A deadpan gem. An exceptionally droll comedy of manners and morals… Porumboiu is, simply put, one of our great contemporary observers of the human comedy.” – Scott Foundas, Variety

“Provides a punch line as thrilling and haunting as anything I’ve seen on screen this year.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

  • Country Romania/France
  • Language In Romanian with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 89 minutes
  • Director Corneliu Porumboiu

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