Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Animated Feature 'Ruben Brandt, Collector'

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'Ruben Brandt, Collector'

The movie follows a famous psychotherapist who is forced to steal 13 paintings from the world’s renowned museums.

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American and Latin American rights to the animated feature Ruben Brandt, Collector.

Milorad Krstic directed the pic, which follows the titular Brandt, a famous psychotherapist who is forced to steal 13 paintings from the world’s renowned museums and private collections to prevent his suffering from terrible nightmares he has as a result of subliminal messaging he received as a child. “The Collector” quickly becomes the most wanted criminal in the world; gangsters and headhunters chase him around the globe while the reward for his capture keeps rising, approaching $100 million. A cartel of insurance companies subsequently entrusts Mike Kowalski, a private detective and leading expert on art theft, to solve the “Collector Case.” 

Written and directed by Krstic, Ruben Brandt, Collector was produced by Péter Miskolczi, Radmila Roczkov and Janos Kurdy-Feher.

The film was financed by the Hungarian National Film Fund and the Hungarian Film Incentive. The deal was negotiated between Sony Pictures Classics and HNFF World Sales.

Sony Pictures Classics has plans for a 2019 release.