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The Treasure


A deadpan gem. Porumboiu is, simply put, one of our great contemporary observers of the human comedy.

— Scott Foundas, Variety

Provides a punch line as thrilling and haunting as anything I’ve seen on screen this year.

— A.O. Scott, The New York Times

An ingeniously intricate goofball comedy.

— Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Surprising, delightful, and transcendently funny. ‘The Treasure’ comes as a breath of fresh air.

— Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

Presented by Sundance Selects | France | Jan 8th, 2016 | NR

A hunt for buried treasure sends two men on a surprising comic caper in this Cannes prize-winning charmer from acclaimed director Corneliu Porumboiu (Police, Adjective; 12:08 East of Bucharest). Costi (Cuzin Toma) is a workaday family man whose cash-strapped next-door neighbor (Adrian Purcarescu) makes him an intriguing proposition: help him find the fortune reportedly buried somewhere on the grounds of his family’s country home and split the profits. But as the two men dig, they unearth more than they bargained for, excavating not only dirt, but traces of Romania’s often tumultuous history. Part modern day fable, part profound social commentary, The Treasure confirms Porumboiu’s status as “one of our great contemporary observers of the human comedy” (Variety).


  • Corneliu Porumboiu


  • Corneliu Porumboiu