Official Trailer for Corneliu Porumboiu's 'The Treasure' from Romania

December 11, 2015
Source: YouTube

The Treasure Trailer

"There's something big here." IFC Films has debuted the new official US trailer for Romanian filmmaker Corneliu Porumboiu's latest feature The Treasure. Porumboiu is most well known for his award-winning films 12:08 East of Bucharest and Police, Adjective, and this time takes on small time adventure when a peaceful man becomes obsessed with treasure buried in his garden. The film stars Toma Cuzin, Adrian Purcarescu, and Corneliu Cozmei. It premiered Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival and won the "A Certain Talent Prize" for the masterful narration. It seems to have a unique dead pan vibe with some wacky things going on in this man's pursuit for treasure, which seems to be more about his own happiness.

Here's the official US trailer for Corneliu Porumboiu's The Treasure, on YouTube (via The Film Stage):

The Treasure

Costi (33) leads a peaceful life. At night he likes to read his 6-year-old son stories, to help him sleep. Their favorite is Robin Hood. Costi sees himself as the hero – righter of wrongs and defender of the oppressed. One evening, his neighbor 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. The Treasure is written & directed by Corneliu Porumboiu, of 12:08 East of Bucharest previously. This premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. IFC Films will release The Treasure in select theaters + VOD starting January 8th, 2016.

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Reader Feedback - 7 Comments


This looks cute. // Romanian sounds a lot like Italian.

DAVIDPD on Dec 11, 2015


Well, it's the only state that has remainings of Roman Empire in its name. That must count for something and get you closer the connection to something Italian

shiboleth on Dec 12, 2015


Yeah, also Hungarian trips me out. It sounds like German and Russian mixed. Which also makes kind of sense given Hungary's placement.

DAVIDPD on Dec 14, 2015


In fact, it's more connected to Byzantium, Eastern remainings of Roman Empire. Again. The true meaning of the world is something like 'alliance of ten tribes'. Or something like it... As for the placement, you're right, they came in very awkward place between Germans (who stopped their nomadic attacks) and Slavs (not only Russians, but mostly between southern and western Slavic tribes and peoples). That probably makes them also so xenophobic ...

shiboleth on Dec 14, 2015


Woah! Thanks for your insight, shiboleth. I love historical trivia (sorry, I know that is probably not the best word for it). I also love that whole Finnish culture/language thing. It's immensely fascinating to me.

DAVIDPD on Dec 15, 2015


No problem DavidPD, I studied history, so I have no problems with sharing it ... As for the Finnish culture and all, I agree, it's very interesting ...

shiboleth on Dec 16, 2015


Freshness of East European flavor. Why not?

shiboleth on Dec 12, 2015

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