The treasure

Corneliu Porumboiu

Catalog movies
  • Release on February 10, 2016
  • Duration: 1h29
See festivals
San Sebastian
Cannes International Film Festival (Prix Un certain regard)
Toronto International Film Festival (North American Premiere)

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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. Sceptical 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. Perennial Cannes favourite Corneliu Porumboiu returns with a tender black comedy, in which a parent’s love transforms life into a fairytale.

About the director

Corneliu Porumboiu was born in 1975 in Vaslui, Romania. He is a Romanian film director and screenwriter. His 2006 feature 12:08 East of Bucharest won him the Caméra d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival. He is the son of football referee Adrian Porumboiu. His 2015 film The Treasure was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Prix Un Certain Talent prize.

  • Director Corneliu Porumboiu
  • With Toma Cuzin
  • Adrian Pucarescu
  • Ana Maria Stegaru
  • Corneliu Cozmei
  • Cristina Cuzin
  • Storyline Corneliu Porumboiu
  • 1st Assistant Director Costache Donici
  • Stage secretary Vancica Elena
  • Line producer Claudiu Boboc
  • Production Coordinator Irina Malcea
  • Director of Photography Tudor Mircea
  • 1st assistant operator Tofeni Carmen
  • Set Designer Mihaela Poenaru
  • 1st assistant decorator Pirvu Marian
  • Editor Szel Roxana
  • Sound Engineer Zsemlye Sébastian
  • Makeup Artist Cretan Gabriela
  • Sound Engineer Zsemlye Sébastian
  • Sound assistant Cristea Mirel
  • Coproduction Les Films du Worso
  • Coproduction Arte France Cinéma
  • Coproduction 42Km Film
  • French Distributor (Theatrical Release) Le Pacte
  • Export / International sales Wild Bunch