The world’s most renowned masterpieces are being swiped from museums around the world, paintings by Picasso, Van Gogh, Botticelli and more are being taken but it’s clear to all, especially Mike Kowalski, the detective on the case, that this is no ordinary thief.
Ruben Brandt is a famous but reclusive psychotherapist and his compulsion to steal the works runs deeper than petty theft. But in order to pull off these grand heists he needs the help of his patients-turned-henchmen (who are more adept than expected) to pull of high-speed chases, cunning trickery and masterful evasion.
With cubist character design and surrealist imagery, Ruben Brandt carries the artwork beyond the narrative and throughout the visual style of the film. Mixing high art with high action it’s an international caper-noir, unlike anything else you’ve seen.
A Sony Pictures Classics release