“This film is a seamless encyclopedia of film and art, where every frame is full of well-known examples from the history of visual arts.” Variety
“For me, an animated movie stands on five legs: Story, graphic world, animation, music, and sound. All those legs are of the same importance for me. I’m making a film as an audio-visual symphony” says Milorad Krstić, the writer, director and designer of Ruben Brandt.
Haunted by the death of his father and tormented by violent hallucinations involving some of the world’s greatest paintings, psychiatrist Ruben Brandt finds himself in need of assistance. Luckily, his roster of criminal patients are happy to oblige: From Mimi, a lithe kleptomaniac; to Bye-Bye Joe, a stocky celebrity bodyguard; to Fernando, a not-so-discreet computer whiz. Soon the colourful coterie begins to burglarize famous museums across the globe, The Louvre, Tate, Uffizi, Hermitage, MoMA, stealing 13 of the world’s most famous paintings in the process. “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.