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Exclusive: Trailer And Poster For Corneliu Porumboiu’s Cannes Winner ‘The Treasure’

Exclusive: Trailer And Poster For Corneliu Porumboiu's Cannes Winner 'The Treasure'

For those who are big fans of Romania’s recent cinematic renaissance, Corneliu Porumboiu is a major figure. He’s the director behind the lauded likes of “12:08 East Of Bucharest,” “Police, Adjective” and “When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism,” and his latest “The Treasure” is receiving equivalent plaudits. And today we’re debuting the U.S. trailer and poster for the film.

READ MORE: New Romanian Cinema Review: Slim, Sly & Funny ’12:08 East Of Bucharest’

Starring Cuzin Toma, Adrian Purcarescu, Corneliu Cozmei, Cristina Toma, and Nicodim Toma, the movie centers on two neighbors whose decision to unearth some treasure takes them on a surreal and comic adventure. Here’s the official synopsis: 

Costi leads a peaceful life. At night he likes to read his 6-year-old son stories to help him sleep. Their favorite is Robin Hood. Costi sees himself as the hero —righter of wrongs and defender of the oppressed.
One evening, his neighbor 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.

Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, our own Jessica Kiang wrote that the picture is filled with “unusual optimism and an endearing warmheartedness.” “The Treasure” opens in theaters and On Demand on January 8, 2016.

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