Ruben Brandt, Collector" is a 2018 Hungarian animated psychological thriller film written and directed by Milorad Krstić. The film's unique visual style features a mix of 2D and 3D animation techniques, creating a distinctive and memorable aesthetic. The story revolves around the titular character, Ruben Brandt, a renowned psychotherapist who suffers from a strange affliction: he is haunted by famous works of art in his nightmares.
To cure his condition, Ruben enlists the help of a group of skilled art thieves to steal 13 of the world's most famous paintings from renowned museums and private collections. As Ruben and his team embark on their daring heists, they become the target of a determined detective and an underworld crime boss.
The film is notable for its references to and reinterpretations of numerous iconic works of art, as well as its exploration of themes such as the relationship between art and psychology, the power of imagination, and the nature of beauty. "Ruben Brandt, Collector" has received critical acclaim for its engaging story, striking visuals, and imaginative concept, making it a standout work in the world of animation.
Milorad Krstic is an award-winning artist based in Hungary. He describes the central theme in his art as always connected to the social life around him. However, Krstic never tries to copy it, instead he remakes it into his own personal vision and translates its essence. His narrative compositions are made with acrylic paint, watercolors, pen and ink on paper or canvas.
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