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The Treasure (2015)

Comoara (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy | 8 January 2016 (USA)
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Costi is a family man whose cash-strapped neighbor makes him an intriguing proposition: help him find the fortune reportedly buried somewhere on the grounds of his family's country home in Romania and split the profits.

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Corneliu Porumboiu
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Cast

Credited cast:
Toma Cuzin ... Costi
Adrian Purcarescu Adrian Purcarescu ... Adrian
Corneliu Cozmei Corneliu Cozmei ... Cornel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Radu Bânzaru ... Vanzator
Dan Chiriac Dan Chiriac ... Lica
Iulia Ciochina Iulia Ciochina ... Vanzatoare
Marius Coanda Marius Coanda ... Politist 2
Florin Kevorkian Florin Kevorkian ... Sef Costi
Laurentiu Lazar Laurentiu Lazar ... Petrescu
Ciprian Mistreanu Ciprian Mistreanu ... Politist 1
Ana Maria Stegaru Ana Maria Stegaru ... Copil Adrian
Cristina Cuzina Toma Cristina Cuzina Toma ... Raluca
Nicodim Toma Nicodim Toma ... Alin
Clemence Valleteau Clemence Valleteau ... Emma Dumont
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Storyline

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

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Comedy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Romania | France

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

8 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El tesoro See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,624, 10 January 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$33,508, 31 January 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Opus Dei (Life is Life)
Written by Ewald Pfleger, Kurt Rene Plisnier, Günter Grasmuck, Niki Gruber, Herwig Rüdisser
Performed by Laibach
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unassuming but quietly radical
25 October 2015 | by chrisfortescueSee all my reviews

this movie is full of surprises, existing as it does in the shadow of conventional Hollywood story telling. it's premised on the deal made between two neighbours to investigate a rumoured buried treasure, and as the film progresses there are many opportunities for others to get involved and claim a slice, if not all, of the loot for themselves. if in fact there is any treasure. we've seen enough heist movies and buried treasure movies to know what money does to people, how they treat one another; double crossings, murder, corrupt cops etc. all of the tropes you can expect from this kind of narrative exist here as possibilities, and as such determine the expectations of a viewer. but the film operates in a kind of flat negative space produced by these expectations, and delivers a series of perverse thrills by its avoidance of conventional narrative arcs and possibilities. it's a refreshing, low-key undermining of Hollywood screen writing hegemony. . .


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