The Treasure

  • Feature
  • 2015
  • 89 Minutes
  • Romania, France
  • Language: Romanian

Costi leads a peaceful life. He sees himself as the hero. One evening, his neighbor shares a secret about the treasure buried in his grandparents’ garden. If Costi will hire a metal detector to help locate it, he’ll give him half of whatever they get. Costi is on board. They 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.

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu

Screenwriter: Corneliu Porumboiu

Production Company: 42 Km Film, Les Films du Worso, Rouge International



2016: International Cinephile Society Awards , ICS Award

2015: Athens Panorama of European Cinema , FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film

2015: Cairo International Film Festival, Best Screenplay

2015: Cannes Film Festival, Un Certain Regard- a Certain Talent Prize

2015: Philadelphia International Film Festival

2015: Sarajevo International Film Festival

2015: Hamburg International Film Festival

2015: Chicago International Film Festival

2015: Transilvania International Film Festival

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Corneliu Porumboiu

Producer: Marcela Ursu, Sylvie Pialat, Nadia Turincev, Julie Gayet

DOP / Camera: Tudor Mircea

Editor: Roxana Szel

Sound: Sebastian Zsemlye, Alexandru Dragomir, Mirel Cristea, Theirry Delor

Cast: Cuzin Toma, Adrian Purcarescu, Corneliu Cozmei, Cristina Toma, Nicodim Toma


Corneliu Porumboiu

Corneliu Porumboiu, born in 1975, became known in 2006 for his first feature, 12:08 EAST OF BUCHAREST, which won the Caméra d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival where it was shown in Directors’ Fortnight. He is noted for his focus on precise framing and humoristic, intelligent dialogue, as witnessed by POLICE, ADJECTIVE (2009) and WHEN EVENING FALLS ON BUCHAREST OR METABOLISM (2013).

The Treasure (2015)
The Second Game (2014)
When Evening Falls on Buncharest or Metabolism (2013)
Police, Adjective (2009)
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)
A Trip to the City (2003)
Gone with the Wine (2002)

Short Film: Liviu’s Dream (2004)

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